Adult Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship
Learn how to get to the root of cognitive and behavioral issues and help patients live more fulfilling lives with Geisinger’s well-established Adult Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship.
Helping patients and their families understand cognitive and behavioral changes or disorders — and working toward pathways for better functioning — is arguably one of the most rewarding ways to practice medicine.
Geisinger’s two-year Adult Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency/Fellowship program will give you the skill set you need to excel as a clinical neuropsychologist.
Our training program is a member of the Academy of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and adheres to Division 40/Houston Conference guidelines for postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology.
As our neuropsychology fellow, you’ll join a vibrant team of faculty mentors and learners. The Neuropsychology Division has seven full-time faculty members and a varying number of neuropsychology trainees (residents, interns, practicum students).
You’ll benefit from training with faculty who are focused on you, but who have diverse professional interests. Our faculty are actively engaged in areas of professional neuropsychological practice such as traditional outpatient assessment, inpatient assessment, memory disorder and presurgical assessment.
Our learners gain experience with a range of clinical populations and pathologies, including:
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Traumatic brain injury
- Movement disorders
- Cognitive impairment secondary to medical illness (e.g., cardiovascular disease, liver, renal and autoimmune diseases)
- Brain tumor
- Psychiatric disorders
- Traditional outpatient neuropsychological assessment forms the core of the training experience, but residents can also expect exposure to dementia evaluations (within a multidisciplinary memory disorders clinic staffed by neuropsychology and behavioral neurology), rehabilitation neuropsychology, inpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation within the context of multidisciplinary treatment teams (e.g., movement disorders, epilepsy, tumor board).
For the upcoming 2023–2025 academic cycle, the program will be recruiting for three positions. One position is in State College, Pa., at one of Geisinger’s large ambulatory care centers. One position is in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at Geisinger’s Memory and Cognition Program. One position is in Danville, Pa., at Geisinger’s flagship medical center. In each location, you will largely have the same clinical opportunities, though each setting has unique aspects.
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville is a Level I trauma center and a 404-bed tertiary/quaternary healthcare facility. It is also home to a wide variety of primary care and specialty care services. If your primary placement is at Geisinger Medical Center, you’ll be in the outpatient psychiatry clinic, with direct exposure to other mental health disciplines such as health psychology and psychiatry; you will also interact with behavioral neurology in this setting.
Geisinger also has other standalone hospitals and numerous outpatient clinics and ambulatory care centers. In the State College position, you will be embedded in a multispecialty ambulatory care setting, with direct exposure to specialties such neurology, oncology, pharmacy, psychology/psychiatry and primary care.
In the Wilkes-Barre position, you’ll be primarily located in Geisinger’s Memory and Cognition Program, with direct exposure to specialties such as neurology, geriatric medicine, speech therapy (cognitive rehabilitation) and social work.
While you will have one primary training location, at times you’ll be required to drive to other locations in the health system.
Geisinger has a strong commitment to clinical neuropsychology training. The clinical neuropsychology residency was created in the early 2000s and has been running continuously since then. We’ve graduated dozens of neuropsychologists, many of whom have become board certified in clinical neuropsychology.
Geisinger also houses a successful American Psychological Association-accredited clinical psychology predoctoral internship, which includes a competitive neuropsychology-specific track. And we offer a clinical neuropsychology externship/practicum to doctoral students from Penn State University’s clinical psychology program.
If you’re ready to broaden and deepen your knowledge as a clinical neuropsychologist, apply today to join our team.
Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.
Central Pennsylvania is a unique and wonderful place to train. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless, the cost of living is low, and traffic is almost nonexistent. In addition, we’re close enough to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., to make weekend getaways easy.