The two-year Clinical Neuropsychology Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine is supported by the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Program is structured to follow the Houston Conference on training and education in neuropsychology (Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 1998; 13:157-248) and is affiliated with the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).
Clinical training following an apprenticeship-type model dominates the first year with residents seeing patients with a range of medical, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
The population is mostly adults, age 18 and older. The full spectrum of neurobehavioral syndromes are represented including dementia (Alzheimer disease, Lewy Body disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia), stroke, epilepsy, closed head injury, occupational exposures, and adult attention deficit and learning disorders.
A full range of didactic exposures occur throughout the residency and there are several ongoing research projects with established databases.
In the second year, the resident assumes more clinical autonomy in management of cases and has the opportunity to develop a research project for presentation internally (Grand Rounds) or at a national meeting (e.g., INS, APA Division 40, or NAN).