Jacobi Medical Center

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Last Update

December 12, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Psychology Externship Program at Jacobi Medical Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: Jakob Meydan, Psy.D., Director of Externship Training

Street Address:

Jacobi Medical Center
Building #4, Room 5S18
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, N.Y. 10461

Telephone: (718) 918-3797

Fax: Not given.

Email: Jakob.Meydan@NBHN.NET


General Information

Start Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2017
End Date: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Appropriate for:


Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):

A total of 20 training hours per week is required; Days at the externship program are individualized for each student and are based on the student’s available time and their rotation placement. While attending the inpatient rotation, students are expected to be present on the unit during the morning hours, 3 days a week. Friday 12:30-2:00 pm is a mandatory time dedicated to a weekly didactic seminar. Students are also invited to attend weekly Wednesday Jacobi Medical Center behavioral Helath Grand Rounds.

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):

At the start of externship, students must be at least in their third year of a clinical, school, counseling, or health doctoral program and must have completed the requisite clinical and psychodiagnostic assessment course work.

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):

Not specified.

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 19?


What materials need to be submitted?

  • CV
  • A cover letter describing your clinical experience and interests
  • An Autobiographical statement: Tell us about yourself in 500 words or less
  • A work sample (an intake or a test report)
  • Two letters of recommendation

How should it be submitted?

By Email to: Jakob.Meydan@NBHN.NET

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):

The beginning date to submit applications is NO EARLIER THAN Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am. Offers will be made no earlier than 9:00am on Monday, February 27, 2017. 2. Offers can be made between 9am and 5 pm. Offers can only be made via email and respective DCTs must be copied on the email offers. Phone calls are not acceptable. After receiving an offer on Monday, February 27, students have until 9:00 AM on Tuesday February 28 to accept or reject the offer. Students who receive an offer on Tuesday February 28 BEFORE 3 pm have until 9 AM on Wednesday to accept or reject the offer. AFTER 3 pm on Tuesday February 28 students will be informed of the time frame within which they will have to accept or reject the offer.

Description of Externship

Externship placement is available at the following services: 1.Adult Inpatient Psychiatry (including one monolingual Spanish-speaking unit). Family Advocacy Program. 3.Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Services. 4.Department of Bariatric Surgery. 5.Adult & Pediatric Aids Comprehensive Services. 6.Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Center. All students are required to attend at least one 4.5 month-long rotation on an Inpatient Psychiatry unit

Populations commonly served:

Ethnic Minorities

If any of these populations are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified.

Training models offered:


If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
Medical Consultation
Mental Health Consultation

If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Not specified.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Structured Interviewing

If any of these assessment experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified.

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):


Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:



Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2

Amichaelides 13:15, 7 Dec 2009 (EST)

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