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Consistent with the reputation and goals of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, the pre-doctoral clinical internship program is dedicated to providing exceptional education and training to the next generations of psychologists.  We are located in one of the leading academic medical centers nationally and within a department where a high value is placed on evidence-based patient care, education, and research. We look forward to welcoming psychology interns into this environment. Our internship’s focus on health psychology will benefit from our affiliation with a large and diverse university medical center.

The Division of Psychology is a vibrant and innovative group of clinicians, researchers, and clinical scientists who are devoted to improving the lives of our patients. Psychologists are active in assessment, inpatient consultation, outpatient psychotherapy, research, administration, and education. Faculty members of the Division serve on numerous committees at the Department, medical center, state, and national levels, have federally funded research programs, and publish and serve on editorial boards of some of the top journals in their fields. Faculty members also deliver clinical services to patients in several of the signature programs at the Wexner Medical Center. Psychologists from the Department hold key administrative positions both within the Department and the College of Medicine. It is our hope that interns will benefit from having faculty role models of this caliber.

Our Mission

Our training program emphasizes evidence based care and our mission is to prepare interns to pursue careers in academia, in academic medical centers as clinical scientists, and/or for other leadership roles in the field. Our goals are to:

  • provide training in the integration of clinical research and evidence-based practice;
  • provide meaningful experiences as a psychologist working as an integral part of an inter-professional health care team;
  • enhance awareness of and sensitivity to issues reflecting cultural and ethnic diversity and health disparities; and
  • provide faculty mentoring of clinician-scientist values and practices.