Henry Ford Health System

 

APPCN MEMBER SINCE 1993

Bradley Merker Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Division of Neuropsychology, Henry Ford Hospital 
1 Ford Place, Detroit, MI 48202-3450

Telephone: 313-876-2526
FAX: 313-876-2279 
E-mail address: BMERKER1@HFHS.ORG

Program will do interviews at INS in 2018: yes

Policy regarding on-site interviews: HFHS does not require onsite interviews. However, applicants are welcome to visit to familiarize themselves with our system, but it does not influence our rankings. 

2018 application deadline: January 15, 2018
2018 residency start date: Around July 1, 2018 or possibly September 1, 2018

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings for 2018: 1 adult track and 1 pediatric track

Clinical neuropsychology residency positions: 2

Residency/fellowship positions in psychology: 2

Clinical neuropsychologists: 7 Full-time; 3 part-time; 0 consultants
With ABCN/ABPP: 3 Full-time; 1 part-time; 0 consultants

Other psychologists: 6 Full-time; 0 part-time; 0 consultants
With ABPP: 3 Full-time; 1 part-time; 0 consultants

Graduate training of residency applicants:

Preferred: Clinical Psychology with experience in neuropsychology
Accepted: Counseling Psychology with experience in neuropsychology
Not accepted: Applicants from non-APA-accredited graduate schools or internships

Primary emphasis: Adult Track - Adult and geriatric, and some experience with teenagers and older adolescents. Pediatric Track – Toddlers through adolescent, and some experience with young adults.

Emphases of Adult Track training opportunities:

Strong: Dementia, epilepsy, brain injury, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, demyelinating disorders, geriatrics, sports concussion, racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic, and Arabic)
Moderate: Forensics, Cognitive Rehabilitation, DBS, Inpatient rehabilitation and psychiatric, pediatric/ adolescenet assessment (if desired)
Weak: ADHD/LD

Availability of Adult patient populations:

Strong: Brain injury, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, brain tumor, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson's and geriatric conditions, sports concussion, racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic, Arabic)
Moderate: MS, brain tumor, psychiatric
Weak: ADHD/learning disabilities, HIV/AIDS

Emphases of Pediatric Track training opportunities:

Strong:  Neurodevelopmental disorders, sports concussions, comorbid mental health issues, epilepsy, racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic, & Arabic)
Moderate:  toxic encephalopathies, prematurity, trauma histories
Weak: neuro-oncology, inpatient TBI

Availability of Pediatric patient populations:

Strong:  Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism), concussions, psychiatric conditions (ODD, Anxiety)
Moderate:  Epilepsy, toxic encephalopathies (gestational exposure to substances), prematurity, tics/Tourettes
Weak: neuro-oncology, inpatient TBI

updated 10/12/2017