Allied Health Educational Programs

The Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance 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.

Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology 

Our doctoral internship is a one-year program which provides foundational training in clinical psychology. The goal of the internship is to provide the opportunity for doctoral students in clinical psychology to develop competence in the application of psychological knowledge and practice to clinical problems in a medical center setting. As the primary setting for this internship is a rehabilitation medicine department, emphasis is placed on clinical experiences in work with individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Our program follows a 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 doctoral supervised clinical training. Six licensed full-time psychologists supervise our interns, and we accept three interns per year. 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). The internship’s accreditation status can be verified by contacting the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
750 First Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979

For more information about our internship, including information on how to apply, please see our Internship Brochure. You may also see a summary of our Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data.

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
Clarisse Quirit
Therapeutic Recreation Student Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-9188