Program Information: Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center (USAF) - Mental Health Flight

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1343
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center (USAF)
Department: Mental Health Flight
Address: 316th OMRS/SGXW
1060 W. Perimeter Road
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 20762
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: 11 miles from Washington, DC
Phone: 240-857-7186
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Armed Forces Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Armed Forces Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ryan Buhite
Chief Psychologist: Ryan Buhite
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 91797
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Distinguished Visiting Professor Program, multiple opportunities to attend trainings in Evidence Based Practices, unique opportunities for mini-rotations, opportunity to supervise externs, dedicated time to complete dissertation / doctoral project. Stipend includes base pay and allowance for housing. Stipend for interns with dependents is slightly higher ($95,001).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical work hours are from 7:30am to 4:30pm. The training activities during the day will vary depending upon the particular core training experience. Typical training activities during the day would include providing patient care and attending relevant meetings (i.e., clinic meetings, didactics, case conferences, and supervision). In a typical five day work week, two days are dedicated to outpatient mental health care, one day is focused on day call / acute care, one day is dedicated to clinical health psychology, and one day is dedicated to intern training.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/09/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/14/2022, 01/04/2023
Interview process description:

We will be hosting two virtual Open House/Interview events by invitation, in-line with the other Air Force Internship sites.  The first Open House will be December 14th 2022, and the second will be January 4th, 2023.  Very likely that the virtual platform will be Zoom, and the link and further details will be sent to the invited applicants.  The Open House will include an opportunity to meet and greet current Faculty and Interns, provide an overview of the major clinical rotations and educational opportunities, and discuss the benefits and unique opportunities Air Force Psychology has to offer.  Interviews will be conducted with Faculty members, covering 1.) a brief assessment of the applicant’s clinical, assessment, and evidence based practice skillset, and 2.) an interview regarding teamwork, ethics, and supervision experiences.  Please note, the Open House is optional for applicants!    

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: A wide variety of clinical and counseling programs across the country: Alliant International University, Argosy University, Auburn University, Ball State, Biola University / Rosemead School of Psychology, Bowling Green, Brigham Young, Chicago School Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State, Fuller Theological Seminary, George Fox, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Immaculate University, Indiana State, Kansas State, Louisiana State, Memphis State, Michigan State, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, North Texas State, Nova Southeastern, Ohio State, Pacific, Palo Alto, Penn State, Pepperdine, Purdue, Regent, Rosalind Franklin, Rosemead, Spalding, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas Women's, U.S. International, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Missouri, University of Akron, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of California, University of Florida, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Georgia, University of Hartford, University of Houston, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of La Verne, University of Memphis, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of Missouri, University of Montana, University of Nevada, University of ND, University of North Texas, University of SC, University of SD, University of Southern CA, University of Southern MS, University of Tennessee, University of Texas, University of Toledo, University of Tulsa, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin, Utah State, Villanova, Virginia Consortium, Washington State, Washington, Western Michigan, Wheaton College, Wichita State, William Paterson University and Wright State University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Must meet accession standards as an Air Force Officer and take an oath of allegiance / commissioning. See following websites for examples, but primary point of contact is an Air Force Health Professions Recruiter.
Other Requirements: Dissertation at or near completion. Each psychology applicant must meet weight and height standards for accession, and be able to pass the current version of the Air Force Fitness Test (normally 1.5 mile run, push-ups, sit-ups, possibly waist measurement). Applicants must pass a background check in order to qualify for a Secret Security Clearance, which is a requirement for service. Please contact an Air Force Health Professions Recruiter as soon as possible (
Program Description

Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center (MGMCSC) is a scientist-practitioner program offering exceptional training and unparalleled benefits. Extensive training and experience is provided in empirically based assessment and intervention methods within required rotations in adult outpatient mental health and clinical health psychology, with additional required and elective mini-rotations, training experiences, and clinical training. Our two primary rotations occur at the same time (i.e., dual track), allowing mastery of and integration of clinical skills over the course of the year.

Extensive supervision is augmented by weekly didactics, case conferences, journal clubs and several 1-2 day workshops conducted by nationally recognized experts (see internship brochure for list of previous experts). Our program is enhanced by ongoing interdisciplinary clinical and educational collaboration with our Psychiatry and Social Work staff and residents. MGMCSC trains generalists to conceptualize problems from a biopsychosocial perspective and solve them utilizing scientific thinking. An overarching vision of our program is to collaborate with interns as junior colleagues, and intentionally facilitate intern’s transition from students to autonomous professionals, ready for licensure. We emphasize competencies in the efficient (short-term, cost-effective, high quality) delivery of clinical services to our base population. In addition, interns gain an extensive understanding of military and deployment related psychology. All interns' clinical and consultation services support a broad range of military patients and beneficiaries, health professionals, units and the community. The military provides a rich exposure to people and patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, further enhancing the training experience. Interns begin active duty service at the rank of Captain and generally have a 3 year post-licensure commitment (commitment begins after licensure). Graduates are guaranteed a job with moving costs paid, in which they continue to develop as professionals and officers.

Required core rotations include didactic instruction and supervised clinical practice:

  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • Clinical Health Psychology

Additional required training / experiences:

  • Primary Care Behavioral Health
  • Neuropsychology / Psychology Assessments
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program
  • Family Advocacy Program
  • Emergent Care Center (acute mental health assessments)

Additional elective experiences:

  • Dissertation (required if not completed)
  • EPPP Prep (funding available)
  • Applied Research / Program Development
  • Headquarters Mental Health Policy Development
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Operational Psychology
  • Small Base Mental Health Clinic
  • Advanced Biofeedback
  • Individually Tailored Experience
  • Mental Health Clinic Leadership

2023-24 Internship Selection:

Qualified candidates for the 2023-24 internship class will be invited to attend our virtual Open House / Interview Days on 14 December 2022 and 4 January 2023. Interview day will be an opportunity to learn more about our program, our faculty, what it is like to be a psychologist in the US Air Force, and for our faculty to learn more about you. While we greatly enjoy meeting our applicants in-person, due to COVID-19 related safety precautions, we have decided to hold our interviews 100% virtually this year via online video teleconferencing. Upon receipt of your application materials, we will notify you if you are invited to interview day. If you do not receive notification, please contact the Training Director, Lt Col Ryan L. Buhite, PSy.D., ABPP, at



Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income:
Other: Military

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Military Psychology


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site. *Summary statistics are available on the website above.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 0 40 41 40 31 35
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 34 35 35 30 32
Total number of interns: 6 8 6 5 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 8 6 5 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4 4 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 2 1 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 8 5 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 7 6 14 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 26 42 64 67 31
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 6 6 6 8 6 5
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0