|Interview process description:
As part of the application process, we hold interviews by invitation only. Given the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for this year will be virtual. We have always offered the option of virtual interviews in lieu of on-site interviews and with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the health and safety issues for applicants and our staff, particularly those with existing health-related challenges. We believe that not offering in-person interviews creates more of a level playing field for both programs and applicants. It also removes the pressure applicants may feel to attend an in-person interview.
Applicants invited for an interview will be notified no later than December 15th, via e-mail. We will also contact applicants via e-mail who are not being invited for interviews by December 15th. If you do not have an email address, you will need to phone Dr. Phillips (Director of Training) at (607) 664-4305 to inquire into your status.
If you are invited for an interview, which typically occur mid-January, we will ask that you make a firm commitment to one of the dates that will be identified in the notification email. Failure to attend a scheduled interview will result in your application being withdrawn from further consideration. If you are invited for an interview, plan on participating from either 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on the day of your interview. On interview day, you will be joining other applicants in a group format during the morning hours in a welcome and informational session with the Director of Training followed by individual interviews with Staff Psychologists and ending with a meeting with current interns. Individual interviews are evaluated according to several factors, including your responses to questions about difficult situations you’ve handled in the past, questions about difficult diagnostic dilemmas and treatment challenges, and how well our site meets your training needs and interests.