The University of Washington School of Medicine’s Psychology Internship Program is Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and ending institutional racism. Our program objective is to create a training community that encourages participation and connection and values each person’s unique contributions, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical status and age.
The University of Washington School of Medicine Psychology Internship provides excellent clinical, didactic, and research training firmly rooted in the scientist-practitioner tradition. The program has built a strong national reputation as a leading medical school-based internship, providing generalist training in develop professional competencies in health service psychology. Training occurs variety of locations in the greater Seattle metropolitan-area including: The University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Center on Human Development and Disability, Seattle Children’s Autism Center, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. Our faculty includes nationally recognized researchers and clinicians with a strong interest in teaching and clinical training. An extremely strong research environment provides collaborative opportunities for those who are considering academic and/or research careers. We are members of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. Our psychology resident selection is weighted toward applicants whose training, experience, and academic accomplishments indicate potential for both clinical and research excellence. We especially encourage applicants who have a combination of excellent clinical skills, strong research interests and potential, and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills that will allow them to flourish in a multidisciplinary setting. Our goal is to provide the highest quality training for residents in a supportive and stimulating academic medical center environment. The internship program provides broad-based training in professional psychology with a strong scientist-practitioner orientation. There are emphasis tracks in five areas: General Adult Psychology, General Child Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, and Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Research training during internship is strongly encouraged with an optional grant writing seminar included in 6 hours of dedicated research time, or 4 hours of research time for those not in the grant writing seminar. Mentorship is provided by faculty researchers.