VISN 2 CoE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - MIRECC / CoE
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VISN 2 CoE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program



Eligibility & Application Procedures for Ph.D. Applicants

Prospective Ph.D. applicants must be U.S. citizens and have completed doctoral degree requirements from an APA-accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology, as well as an APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology by the start of their fellowship. View more about the program and application requirements.

To apply, the following materials will need to be submitted:

  • Cover letter/letter of intent describing how your career goals and interests are aligned with the mission and fellowship training opportunities of the CoE.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae describing background training and experience, description of internship and other scholarly activity/research.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from previous supervisors/mentors. One letter must be from the Director of Training of your APA-accredited doctoral internship.
  • Official graduate transcript sent directly from your university. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable until offical transcripts arrive.

Eligibility & Application Procedures for MD/DO

Prospective MD or DO applicants must have completed a residency accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and be board certified or board eligible in their medical specialty by the time they begin fellowship training. Once enrolled in the fellowship program, MD/DOs must dedicate full-time effort to professional activities of which a minimum of 50% must be as a postdoctoral fellow. Hiring flexibility is available with potential options of part-time appointments at a number of sites that together, with a part-time postdoctoral commitment, constitute full-time work. View more about the program and application requirements.

To apply, the following materials will need to be submitted:

  • Cover letter/letter of intent describing how your career goals and interests are aligned with the mission and fellowship training opportunities of the CoE.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae describing background training and relevant experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from previous supervisors/mentors. One letter must be from the Director of Residency Training for your program.
  • Official medical school transcript sent directly from your university. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable until official transcripts arrive.

The VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse work environment. The training program adheres to, and makes available to all interested parties, formal written policies and procedures that govern trainee selection; academic preparation requirements; administration and financial assistance; trainee performance evaluation and feedback; advisement, retention, termination, due process and grievance redress for trainees and training supervisors/mentors. The training program comples with other VA policies and procedures that pertain to supervisors' and trainees' rights, responsibilities and professional development. The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/including pregnancy and gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

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