To apply to the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program, applicants must meet the minimum entrance requirements before the September 1 start date. The fellowship program begins accepting applications for the 2 available fellowship positions on October 1st of each year.

Accepting Applications October 1, 2020!

  • September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022: 2 open fellowship positions

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program, applicants must meet the minimum entrance requirements:

  • Completion of doctoral studies at an APA- or CPA-accredited institution meeting APPIC standards in clinical or counseling psychology (Note: if the doctoral degree in psychology is in an area of emphasis other than clinical or counseling psychology, the applicant must have completed re-specialization training in an accredited doctoral program)
  • Completion of an APA- or CPA-accredited internship meeting APPIC standards in clinical or counseling psychology, with a clinical emphasis on the child/adolescent population
  • A license to practice in the State of Michigan
  • A broad, general background in professional psychology

Highly Desired Experiences and Attributes

In addition to ensuring minimum entrance requirements are met, reviewers look for the presence of desirable experiences and attributes including the following:

  • Academic training (coursework) in clinical health psychology & child and adolescent clinical psychology
  • Clarity of goals, congruence of historic experiences and goals with program offerings, and strength of writing skills as evidenced within application materials
  • Clinical experience in health care/medical settings
  • Experience in medical education, teaching, & course instruction
  • Experience or additional training in interpersonal & communication skills within healthcare, normal to subclinical developmental and behavioral issues of childhood
  • High level of support from letters of recommendation
  • Interest, advocacy &/or outreach related to the following: child health and wellness, diversity & inclusion, social determinants of health
  • Interest in culturally-informed, evidence based practices; emerging roles for psychologists within interprofessional teams

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the items below directly to the Program Director. Please request a read receipt to confirm delivery. Interviews are expected to occur in January each year and continue until the two available positions are filled.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Graduate School Transcripts (may be mailed or emailed, but must come directly from the institution to Hurley Medical Center)
  • Three (3) satisfactory letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current supervisor

Mailing Address:
Crystal Cederna-Meko PsyD
Program Director
3W Pediatric Medical Education
1 Hurley Plaza
Flint, Michigan 48503

Email Contact Person:
Crystal Cederna-Meko PsyD

Application Review

Applications are not reviewed until all materials are received. Completed applications are initially reviewed by the Program Director, Associate Program Director, program faculty and current pediatric psychology fellows. Following initial review, the Program Director determines which applicants will and will not be invited for an interview. NOTE: All applicants who submit a complete application will either be invited for an interview, or notified that they were not selected for an interview.

Candidate Interviews

Interviews are typically held in the months of January and February and will occur via video-conferencing. An optional in-person interview may be available upon invitation. An interview schedule is prepared and shared with candidates as early as is feasible. The interview process is designed to be comprehensive and maximize fairness for all candidates. A typical interview may include the following: Program overview with the Program Director, virtual presentation of the program facilities, interview sessions with current faculty and fellows, and a case presentation. During the interview process, the presence of desirable experiences and attributes as referenced above are noted.

Travel Expenses

The fellowship program does not reimburse candidates for airfare, lodging, or other travel expenses; however, discounted hotel rates are available upon request.

Fellow Selection Process

The fellowship program encourages members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with a solid pediatric clinical and scientific knowledge base from their academic program and internship; strong professional skills in pediatric assessment and intervention; and the personal characteristics necessary to function well as a doctoral-level professional in an academic medical setting are highly desirable.

Ultimately, the Program Director selects candidates who are determined to be the best fit with the fellowship program. Fellow selection is based on a review of submitted application materials, along with information garnered from interviews, internet searches of candidates’ names, and information provided by referees. A particular emphasis is placed upon the congruence between a candidate’s prior experiences, future goals, and fellowship program’s offerings. The fellowship also considers candidates’ representation of various cultural, life, and professional experiences to ensure diversity amongst fellows and faculty. When selecting between two equally experienced candidates with high perceived program fit, the fellowship program prioritizes applicants who are members of historically underrepresented groups. Once selected, candidates are offered a fellow contract agreement. NOTE: All individuals who interview are either offered a fellowship position, or notified that they were not selected for a fellowship position offer.