Allied Health Educational Programs

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine offers several internship and postdoctoral fellowship programs for allied health students. Training opportunities are available in our inpatient rehabilitation units, outpatient services, and acute care services.

Students gain experience evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of conditions including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and cardiac conditions.

Clinical Predoctoral Internship Program 

Our Clinical Predoctoral Internship Program provides clinical psychology training in rehabilitative medicine.  The program is designed to expand a trainee's basic clinical psychology skills as well as provide focused training in rehabilitation psychology and clinical neuropsychology.

Our program follows the professional practitioner model of clinical training. Trainees gain over 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, thereby meeting the licensing requirements for one year of pre-doctoral supervised clinical training. To date, more than 80 interns have graduated from our program.

Our program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). We have six licensed full-time faculty psychologists who supervise our interns. We accept three postdoctoral interns per year.

Contacts by Clinical Area

The following staff members can be contacted regarding questions related to the following clinical areas.

Janice Smolowitz, DNP, EdD, ANP-BC, DCC
Senior Director for Nursing
Tel: 212-824-7271

Occupational and Physical Therapy
Adrienne Ormond, PT, DPT, CCCE
Occupational and Physical Therapy Student Coordinator
Tel: 212-824-8423

Speech Language Pathology
Siobhan Ryan Murphy, MSEd, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology Student Coordinator

Therapeutic Recreation
Valerie Miller, BS, CTRS
Therapeutic Recreation Student Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-9188