New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College - Department of Neurological Surgery

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Last Update

January 23, 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship: NYP/Weill-Cornell Dept. of Neurological Surgery
Name of Director/Coordinator: Kenneth Perrine, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Street Address:
525 E. 68th St., PO Box 99
New York, NY 10065

Telephone: 212 746-2197 (preferred)

Cell Phone: 646 996-5331

Fax: 212 746-2244


General Information

Start Date: July 2, 2018 preferred; can take Sept. 1 if necessary
End Date: June 30, 2019 or August 31, 2019

Appropriate for:



2 days per week (~8 hrs/day) required, can take 3 days/week, flexibility in days

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

Prior neuropsychology externship strongly recommended and given preference.
If no prior neuropsychology externship, 2.5 - 3 days per week recommended.
Class work in neuropsychology STRONGLY recommended.

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

3rd year on preferred but can take 2nd year if assessment experience.

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

No, Applications not accepted before January 17

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • One sample of written clinical material (neuropsychological test report)
  • Letter of readiness from DCT

How should it be submitted?

Email to Dr. Perrine at the email address above. Please do not snail mail applications.
Please send documents separately rather than bundling into one pdf (if possible).

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

Interviews are required. Decisions will be made on experience and interview. Sense of humor is strongly recommended!

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Ethnic Minorities
Developmental Disabilities

Training models offered:

For assessment, flexible neuropsychological batteries, both Adult and Pediatric
Combined Cognitive Remediation and Psychotherapy

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Combined Cognitive Remediation and Psychotherapy

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: One test to two cases per week. If desired, one cognitive remediation case per week.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing (Adult and Pediatric)
Psychoeducational Assessment
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam
Cognitive Assessment

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

At least one full neuropsychological battery per week.

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

At least one full neuropsychological evaluation per week after initial training.


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


There is an updated brochure 2018 but it could not but be uploaded here. Email Dr. Perrine to request one be sent to you.
Click here

Other Comments

We now have an adult assessment neuropsychologist, a pediatric assessment and interventional neuropsychologist, and a cognitive remediation/psychotherapy neuropsychologist, bringing the total faculty supervising externs up to 3. We can now accomodate more externs. Comprehensive training in clinical neuropsychology servicing a broad range of neurology and neurosurgery patients. Meets ALL of the Houston Conference guidelines, especially in the setting (neurology/neurosurgery) and breadth of experience (assessment, cognitive remediation, psychotherapy).
See the brochure for details, but note that a letter of readiness should be sent from your DCT along with 2 letters of recommendation.