Jacobi Medical Center

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Last Update

November 20, 2017

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Psychology Externship Program at Jacobi Medical Center

Name of Coordinators:

Frances Alcantara, Ph.D.
Gabrielle Cione, Ph.D.
David S. Ullmann, Psy.D.

Street Address:

Jacobi Medical Center
Bldg 8, 2C-119
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, N.Y. 10461
Attn: Frances Alcantara, Ph.D.

Telephone: (718) 918-3755

Fax: Not given.

Email: Frances.Alcantara@nychhc.org


General Information

Start Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018
End Date: Friday, June 21st, 2019

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, inclusive of Morning Rounds, 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 Behavioral Health Grand Rounds.

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

At the start of externship, students must be enrolled in at least 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 16?


What materials need to be submitted?

  • CV
  • A cover letter describing your clinical experience and interests
  • The name and email of your Director of Clinical Training indicated in your cover letter
  • 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: Frances.Alcantara@nychhc.org

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

Jacobi abides by the PSYDNYS-NYNJADOT Externship Application Guidelines; As per the Guidelines:

1. There will be a six-week period between submission of applications and the first date on which offers may be made to students. The earliest date that students may submit applications is 9:00 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The earliest date on which an offer may be made to a student is Monday, February 26 at 9 am.

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.

3. During the period of time that guidelines governing the externship process are in effect, applicants may hold no more than one offer during any 2 hrs time period. That is, applicants must decline second and all subsequent offers within any two hours’ time of receipt.

4. Students receiving offers on Monday, February 26, have until 9:00 AM on Tuesday February 27 to accept or reject the offer they are holding.

5. Students who receive an offer on Tuesday February 27 BEFORE 3 pm have until 9 AM on Wednesday to accept or reject the offer.

6. Offers made after 3 pm Tuesday are no longer governed by the Externship Guidelines. That is, Externship Guidelines for the 2018-2019 Externship Match are suspended AFTER 3 pm on the second day, Tuesday February 27.

Description of Externship

Jacobi's Externship comprises of two sequential 4.5 month-long placements from the services listed below. All students are required to attend at least one 4.5 month-long rotation on an Inpatient Psychiatry unit.
1. Adult Inpatient Psychiatry (including the option one monolingual Spanish-speaking unit)
2. Family Advocacy Program
3. Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Services
4. Department of Bariatric Surgery
5. Adult & Pediatric HIV Comprehensive Services
6. Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Center

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:

Family Systems
Group Therapy
Milieu Therapy

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

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:

Most testing assignments will be focal in nature for patients on out inpatient units. There may, however, be a need for 1-2 full batteries, maximum. Students may be tasked with the following responsibilities:
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:

Externs will likely be required to do a few focal batteries. Full batteries may or may not be needed/assigned.

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

1-2, as needed.

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

1-2, as needed.


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)

Other Comments

Please see our brochure for more information: http://hhinternet-auto.azurewebsites.net/jacobi/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/11/jmc_externship_brochure_2018-2019.pdf