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Name of Externship: Mount Sinai West – Department of Neurology – Neuropsychology Externship

Name of Director/Coordinator: Joanne Festa, PhD

Street Address: 425 West 59th Street – 6th Floor, New York, NY 10019

Telephone: 212-523-8060

Email: joanne.festa@mountsinai.org

Webpage: http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/joanne-festa


Start Date: July 2018

End Date: June 2019

Appropriate for: Neuropsychological Assessment


Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling): Two days per week, no Wednesdays.

Requirement: Commitment for the 2018-2019 academic year. Typically 16 hours weekly – two full days – but flexible for ½ days.


Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): Experience with neuropsychological testing (WAIS-IV, memory tests, etc) is strongly preferred but further training on administration, scoring and interpretation of neuropsychological tests will be provided.

Description: This is an opportunity for an extern to expand their neuropsychological assessment experience with neurological and medical patient populations. The extern will have the opportunity to conduct neuropsychological assessment with adult patients in an outpatient practice. Referrals are primarily from neurology, geriatrics, primary care, and neurosurgery. Typical cases include dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus, autoimmune, and general medical. Opportunity to attend brain cutting on Friday morning at the uptown Mount Sinai campus.


Application Process: Interested externs should send a cover letter and copy of their CV to the contact below. Please include a letter of readiness from program director.


Supervisor and Contact:

Joanne Festa, PhD

Director, Neuropsychology

Neurology

Mt. Sinai West

425 West 59th Street – Suite 6A

New York, NY 10019