Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to view our program brochure. Sample schedules for all tracks are available at the end.

Our interns average 45 to 55 hours of work a week over the course of the year. Some weeks are lighter and some weeks become busier as patients’ needs fluctuate.
There are no evening or weekend "on-call" expectations for interns. However, there may be opportunities (clinical and research) that become available in which the intern may choose to participate.
All who have sought positions report that they have secured employment with about 68 percent securing a position within an academic medical center and 32 percent securing a position within an academic university/department within the last five years.

Yes, there are approximately 20-22 postdoctoral psychology fellowships available each year. The number of opportunities varies according to grant funding and graduating fellows. Fellows are selected based on best fit with each postdoctoral fellowship position. You can learn more about these options by visiting the postdoctoral psychology fellowship page.


Our students come from a number of graduate programs, often with an emphasis on child clinical, pediatric, health psychology, or acute care (experiences aligned with the track to which they are applying).

In the last five years, 100 percent of our interns have been from PhD graduate programs. All come from graduate psychology programs accredited by the American Psychological Association. Also, all of our students have had some experience working in a medical or child diagnostic setting prior to joining our program.

Our interns report that good clinical training in child and family interventions, experience conducting child and youth assessments and training within a medical facility prepared them for quick acclimation to our program.

Our program does not require weekly billable hour quotas; our emphasis is on training needs over clinical demands. Nevertheless, O'Grady residents generally maintain an active caseload of approximately 15 patient contact hours each week.

Each intern has a personal cubicle space in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology that is equipped with a personal laptop with docking station and printer, telephone with voice mail and filing space.

Interns also have areas within clinics and other divisions for seeing patients and charting and preparing reports. Each intern also has a digital pager. Video equipment and monitors are available, in addition to all necessary assessment and treatment materials. Some of the treatment rooms have one-way mirrors.

Interns have access to three libraries: the Pratt Research library, the University of Cincinnati Medical School library and the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics parent and professional library. Library resources are often used for work on dissertations or literature reviews.