Clinical Service Requirements
Trainees are expected to dedicate 60-80% of time to clinical services. At minimum, this entails 1,800 clinical hours annually.
In practice, trainees are expected to have ~3 new consults a week their first year, and ~4 new consults a week their second year. The exact number may vary depending on the intensity of the consult (e.g., lengthy pre-surgical evaluation vs. screening case).
Trainees are expected to produce two, first-author, accepted presentations. They are also expected to have submitted a manuscript for peer-reviewed publication by the end of their second year. The presentations can reflect preliminary work for the manuscript. A grant submission may also meet this requirement.
There are a variety of research opportunities including multi-disciplinary collaboration within the Department of Neurology and Biggs Institute for innovative and independent research goals.
UT Health San Antonio’s neuropsychology department also offers the use of an archival database from previous clinical evaluations.
Miscellaneous Requirements and Opportunities
- We ask that trainees have applied for licensure in the State of Texas and be a provisionally licensed psychologist by the end of their first year. This requires passing the EPPP and a take-home jurisprudence exam. Learn more
- To gain experience as an independent professional, a trainee may choose to undertake an administrative project which addresses an unmet (or inefficiently met) need that the trainee identifies in the program or department.
- Several of our core and associated faculty are involved with professional organizations within neuropsychology and related specialties. If interested, a trainee is encouraged to pursue service involvement with mentorship to improve effectiveness of that involvement.