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Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology

Application Deadline: January 3, 2022

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, is recruiting 2 full time residents for the 2022 – 2024 training term. We are an APA specialty accredited neuropsychology residency and APPCN member program with a focus on providing high quality training that will prepare graduates for successful transition to independent practice as a clinical neuropsychologist and attainment of board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology through ABPP. We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model and our residents have a strong publication track-record. The training at MEDVAMC occurs in a supportive environment and we base our success as a program on residents achieving their intermediate and long-term goals. Residents will get experience providing neuropsychological services to veterans with a broad range of psychiatric and neurologic conditions, including dementia, TBI/polytrauma, epilepsy, stroke, and movement disorders. In addition to weekly didactics, an intensive clinical neuroscience course is offered through Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to formal clinical and research activities, participation in program development opportunities and interdisciplinary consultation are important aspects of this residency.

We offer a competitive salary ($53,275 first year, $56,154 second year) and a comprehensive benefits package including 13 days of paid annual leave per year, 13 days of paid sick leave per year, 10 federal holidays per year, affordable medical insurance and dental insurance, and up to 7 days of authorized absence for professional conferences and approved educational activities annually. Please see the attachment or visit our website for more information (https://www.va.gov/houston-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/psychology-internship-and-postdoctoral-residency).

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I also encourage applicants to contact our Chief Administrative Resident (Dr. Tabina Choudhury at [email protected]) if you are interested in speaking with our current residents.

To apply:

Applicants must be United States citizens per nationwide VA guidelines and must successfully complete an APA-accredited internship and academic program offering a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology by the beginning of the postdoctoral training year.

  1. Letters of recommendation from three professionals familiar with your clinical training and background.
  2. An official graduate transcript.
  3. A complete, up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  4. A letter stating your clinical and research interests in the fellowship training program.
  5. Receipt of application materials by January 3, 2022. 

Electronic submission of materials via email to Dr. Nicholas Pastorek ([email protected]) is preferred. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly from letter writers. We are not using the APPA CAS at this time. Alternatively, materials can also be mailed directly to Dr. Pastorek at the address below.

Nicholas J. Pastorek, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Polytrauma Planning Director, Rehabilitation and Extended Care Line

Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

2002 Holcombe Blvd (RECL 117)

Houston,  TX  77030-4211

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX  77030

Phone: 713.578.5261

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 713.578.5261


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