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Pediatric Neuropsychology Residency Program: About Us/Benefits
About Kennedy Krieger:
In 1967, Kennedy Krieger Institute became the nation’s first University Affiliated Program (now known as University Centers of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities or UCEDD). It serves today as a model for similar programs throughout the country, and is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University and is located close to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in downtown Baltimore, Md.
With 70 inpatient beds and more than 50 outpatient specialty clinics, Kennedy Krieger serves as a training and research center for hundreds of healthcare providers, including physicians, psychologists, and allied health professionals. We take an interdisciplinary team approach to diagnosing and treating complex neurological disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
All clinical residency rotations occur within the hospital, Kennedy Krieger School Programs, or at the Johns Hopkins medical campus, which houses a variety of outpatient clinics.
The postdoctoral residency program is based in the Department of Neuropsychology. Dr. E. Mark Mahone is the department director. Dr. Beth Slomine is director of training and neuropsychological rehabilitation services. All training faculty in the neuropsychology training program have extensive clinical experience in pediatric neuropsychology. Our core training faculty members hold academic appointments through the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In addition to our core training faculty, the Department of Neuropsychology employs 15 full-time psychologists, five psychology associates, three full-time research assistants, and a full-time grants manager. Our licensed psychologists come from diverse backgrounds, including clinical neuropsychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, and counseling psychology, and they offer a variety of clinical services.
The postdoctoral residency is designed to create leaders in the field of neuropsychology. Through didactic learning opportunities and clinical experiences, our residents acquire valuable skills in evidence-based, best practices, such as independent research, teaching, supervision, advocacy, and training.
Residents present at Institute-sponsored seminars and at local, national, and international conferences. All residents participate in teaching and training activities within the Department of Neuropsychology. Residents are also given the opportunity to participate in supervision of graduate students.
The neuropsychology residency training period begins each year on September 1. The stipend for first year residents is consistent with the NIH PGY1 stipend. Residents receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kennedy Krieger Institute provides individual health insurance benefits. In addition, the Johns Hopkins University Health Service offers comprehensive ambulatory medical care for residents and their dependents, with services provided by faculty and professional staff. Residents are entitled to 10 vacation days in addition to the 8 annual holidays observed at the Institute. Support for travel and professional conferences is provided. All residents are given individual office space, including a computer with online access to Johns Hopkins Medical Library systems, and online full-text access to university journal subscriptions. A full range of scoring programs, dictation software, and statistical packages are maintained in the Department of Neuropsychology.
For more information about Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Pediatric Neuropsychology Residency Program and application guidelines, visit www.kennedykrieger.org/neuropsych-training.