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. It is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located close to the Johns Hopkins Medical institutions in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Licensed for 70 inpatient beds and with more than 55 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, in Kennedy Krieger School Programs, or at The Johns Hopkins University's medical campus, which houses a variety of outpatient clinics.
The postdoctoral residency program is based in the Department of Neuropsychology. Drs. Cynthia Salorio and Alison Prichard are the department co-directors. Dr. Beth Slomine is director of training and neuropsychological rehabilitation services. All training supervisors in the neuropsychology training program have extensive clinical experience in pediatric neuropsychology. Most of our core training supervisors hold academic faculty appointments through either the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences or the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation departments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In addition to our core training supervisors, the Department of Neuropsychology employs 34 licensed psychologists, six psychology associates, two research assistants, and one 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. Those with a role in training are listed in the Affiliated Faculty and Staff Psychologists section.
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 also receive exposure to supervision of graduate students and doctoral interns.
The neuropsychology residency training period begins each year on September 1. The stipend for first-year residents is consistent with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) PGY1 stipend. Residents receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kennedy Krieger Institute provides individual insurance benefits. Spouse and family coverage is also available. In addition, Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Services 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 eight 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 The Johns Hopkins University's medical library system and online full-text access to university journal subscriptions. A full range of scoring programs, dictation software and statistical packages is maintained in the Department of Neuropsychology.
Visit KennedyKrieger.org/Neuropsych-Training for more information about Kennedy Krieger Institute's Pediatric Neuropsychology Residency Program and application guidelines.