Completion of Internship and Evaluation

The director of Clinical Psychology Training communicates with her counterpart at the intern’s graduate department. A letter summarizing each intern’s goals and progress toward those goals will be sent at mid-year and at the end of the internship year. To successfully complete the internship, a psychology intern must:

  • Attend and complete all required new hire and orientation activities:
    • OSU Wexner Medical Center orientation
    • Electronic medical record keeping (IHIS training)
    • Background check, including fingerprinting
    • Drug screening
    • Unit and department orientation meetings
    • Selection of benefit plans within the required time frame
    • CITI research training
    • Required computer-based learning (BuckeyeLearn) courses (e.g., HIPAA regulations)
  • Complete a minimum of 1,800 training hours:
    • Request time away and arrange appropriate coverage duties in a timely manner
    • Keep records of vacation and time away from OSU
    • Presentations and/or attendance at professional meetings are considered academic leave and part of training
    • Submit a summary of clinical contact time twice a year
  • Perform at a satisfactory level on all rotations:
    • Supervisor evaluations indicate that the intern’s performance in each area of training is satisfactory and all requirements have been met
    • Satisfactory performance is defined as having 100 percent of the items in a category scored at a 3 or 4 by the end of internship
    • Members of the faculty formally meet twice during the academic year to review supervisors' evaluations and intern’s progress
  • Complete proper documentation of all clinical activities:
    • All patients seen throughout the internship will have termination or transfer summaries completed in a manner consistent with departmental and medical center standards
    • All patient documentation in the medical records is co-signed by the appropriate supervisor
    • There are no outstanding concerns with respect to medical records
  • Complete a presentation at a departmental or program event including but not limited to Grand Rounds, Diversity Journal Club, or Behavioral Sciences Research Forum.
  • Attend and actively participate in learning activities such as seminars, grand rounds and conferences

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