About the Program

Our program offers a one-year structured fellowship training in Primary Care Clinical Health Psychology.  Our program began in 1987 and has consistently trained psychologists to assume leadership positions in primary care, medical education, and health psychology positions. 

The fellowship provided me the hands-on training, didactic instruction, and most importantly, the confidence to practice independently in a medical environment. The mentorship relationships I established at Genesys were of immense value-- I keep in contact with my supervisors to this day.”

Aaron J. Grace, PsyD (2012)

Commitment to Diversity

The program has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in recruitment, curriculum, and clinical services.  We seek to create an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse learning and professional environment for all postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty, and is committed to the recruitment and retention of members of underrepresented groups.  Ascension is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Support

Ascension Genesys provides direct administrative support in overall Fellowship functioning. Ascension Genesys can also arrange for faculty appointments for Fellows and Core Faculty through Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in relation to their teaching role with medical residents.

Financial Assistance: Fellows’ financial compensation and benefits package is outlined within their Ascension Genesys Medical Education Department contract for employment.

Salary/Stipend:   $49,613
Personal Development Education Account (PDEA: PDEA funds to be used for relevant education and training expenses. PDEA funds are provided with two installment checks during the training year.
  $3,000
Paid Time Off:
(includes vacation, personal, sick and/or conference time)
 20 days
 Additional Benefits
  •  Medical Insurance
  • Life insurance policy • Dental/Optical insurance; coverage available up to full family
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Lab coat allowance (with monogramming)
  • Meal stipend -- $2,400 added to pay

Accreditation

Ascension Genesys Hospital is accredited in the specialty areas of Clinical Health Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation.

What does APA accreditation mean to you? The advantages to you are many. You know that you are applying to a training program that meets APA's high standards for excellence. After you graduate, those who evaluate your credentials for professional entry into restricted clinical practice settings such as hospitals, medical centers, and provider panels, as well as licensure boards, professional societies, courts, and other situations where expertise is demanded, will also know immediately that your capstone training was of the highest quality.

The contact information for the Commission on Accreditation is:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002-4242

Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Fax: 202-336-5978

Email:  apaaccred@apa.org

Recent Data Tables can be found here

APPIC Listing

Ascension Genesys Hospital postdoctoral fellowship is an APPIC member.

The Ascension Genesys listing on the APPIC Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory can be found here.