Population Served:

18-25, 26-64, 65+

Mandatory Days:

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Appropriate for:

Second Externship

Training Model

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Posted

October 24, 2018

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service, Department of Neurology (Main campus/Manhattan)

Provide description of Externship:

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIPS

We welcome graduate students interested in neuropsychological assessment to apply for a clinical externship within the Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology at NY Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.  Our assessment service is an outpatient clinical program that primarily gets referrals from providers in neurology, primary care, and psychiatry, both within and outside the medical center. The patient population consists of adult patients who are undergoing a diagnostic neuropsychological evaluation for neurologic disorders. Members of our program have a specialized interest in evaluating age related cognitive disorders and dementia.  We are housed within the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, which consists of clinicians and researchers with expertise in memory disorders and movement disorders, and this creates at least half of all referrals, although we do evaluate adults of all ages with a variety of neurologic disorders such as autoimmune disorders, head trauma, attention deficit, and stroke.


RESEARCH EXTERNSHIPS

We are recruiting research externs to work as part of a highly successful interdisciplinary collaboration with the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders in the Department of Neurology and Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine. As a research extern, you will get involved in team projects which focus on age-associated disorders, emotion, and cognition. Students who participate in the research practicum have an opportunity to gain valuable training in neuropsychological test procedures and psychiatric rating scales, as well as exposure to primary care in Geriatrics. Students will participate in team meetings, lectures series on pain medicine, and other activities related to Cornell's Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL), an NIA funded Edward R. Roybal center with a focus on chronic pain (Seehttps://tripll.org). This is an eal fit for students interested in health psychology, geriatrics, and/or mood disorders.  Student initiated research projects (Masters theses and Dissertations) consistent with the team's goals are highly encouraged. Prior experience with neuropsychological testing or geriatric patients is preferred, but not necessary. This is a great way to gain hands on experience conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and be part of exciting and highly collaborative team-based research projects.



General information about externship site:
Director of the Program:  Lisa Ravdin, PhD, ABPP
Training Director, (degree): Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Website: https://weillcornell.org/neuropsych

URL for Externship Brochure: https://weillcornell.org/neuropsych

Length of externship (in months):  12 months
Start Date: July 1
End Date:  June 30
How many hours a week are expected of extern?:  16
Specialty tracks: Neuropsychological Assessment
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 3 clinical, 1-2 research
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): Testing experience preferred
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No stipend 

Note: No externs on Mondays

Interviews:
When do you expect to begin interviews?  Interviews will be arranged once applications are submitted (no earlier than Jan 22)

Interview process involves meeting with supervisor and current externs, when available.  Also, do you conduct individual and/or group interviews; case presentation, other information?:  Individual interviews only.  No preparation necessary.

What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:

Please submit:

1.  A letter of interest which includes your availability in terms of days of the week and a list of tests you are familiar with

2.  Your CV

3.  Two reference letters.  Recommenders are welcome to send letters directly to Dr. Ravdin at ldravdin@med.cornell.edu


Intervention and Assessment:
Neuropsychological assessment.  Externs will observe patient interviews/feedback,  conduct assessments, score/interpret/integrate test data and information from all available sources.  


Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year:  Externs will generally complete up to 8 full assessment batteries per month--varies depending on student's skill level.


Supervision:
Minimum of 1 hour supervision per week, more if needed
Trainees have access to seminars and grand rounds throughout the academic medical center
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Open door policy on supervision
Describe direct supervision: Data and history review, interpret data, integrate all sources of information, relevant readings
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Observation in person 

Support:
If you have only one extern, would you be to have the extern participate in a peer support consortium with other sites- live or "SKYPE"?: n/a
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?:  Yes
Wheelchair accessible:  Office is wheelchair accessible
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No

Company Name:

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service, Department of Neurology (Main camp

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

18-25

Mandatory Days:

Select most applicable

Appropriate for:

Second Externship

Training Model

Select most applicable

Posted

October 24, 2018

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