Hurley Medical Center - Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

Hurley Medical Center (HMC) offers postdoctoral fellowship positions in Pediatric Clinical Health Psychology, Adult Rehabilitation Psychology, and Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology. Fellowship programs are embedded in the Department of Behavioral Health. By the end of fellowship training, fellows are prepared for clinical practice in a variety of relevant roles and settings. 

Hurley Medical Center is a 443-bed, public teaching hospital for Michigan State University that has been caring for the Flint community for over 100 years. It is the area's only Level I Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. HMC maintains collaborative relationships with the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Henry Ford Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Detroit Medical Center. HMC is also home to Hurley Children's Hospital, a Level III NICU, PICU, and Regional Burn Unit. The medical center is known as a regional leader in pediatrics, subspecialty care, and education. The Department of Behavioral Health also runs the Behavioral Medicine Consultation Liaison (CL) service during weekends which provides rehabilitation psychology fellows with additional experiences with hospitalized patients who also have psychiatric conditions or complications. HMC serves as the host institution for numerous residency programs. As such, fellows have an opportunity to interact with and provide medical education to resident physicians of various specialties, as well as medical students. 


Adult Rehabilitation Psychology fellows have an opportunity to work with a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds and age ranges. Common conditions seen include stroke, traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, spinal cord injury, burn injury, psychological complications of acute or chronic illness, psychosomatic disorders, adjustment disorders, delirium, and other primary mental disorders. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation experiences are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the fellowship. Additional training in various critical care environments (e.g. neuroICU and Burn Unit) is provided during the second year of training.


Pediatric Clinical Health Psychology fellows have 1 major area of pediatric psychology practice (either integrated primary care or inpatient consultation-liaison service), 1 minor area of pediatric psychology practice (outpatient behavioral health services for a pediatric psychology population), and evaluative services within a pediatric neurodevelopmental assessment center. Fellows also engage in medical education activities, while participating in interprofessional training experiences alongside learners including Michigan State College of Human Medicine Pediatric Residents. Opportunities for scholarly activity, community outreach and advocacy are available as a minor emphasis. Hurley Medical Center has historically been part of the MICAPT program and shares some didactic sessions and faculty.


Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology fellows provide services in the acute/ICU, inpatient brain injury rehabilitation and outpatient settings throughout the fellowship. Fellows develop skill in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of acquired neurological and developmental disorders such as: traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, CNS infections, autistic spectrum disorders, and genetic conditions.    In addition to hospital practice the fellow obtains extensive experience in outpatient practice and neuropsychological assessment as well.


A more detailed description of these three distinct positions can be found through the following links:
Adult Rehabilitation Psychology (1 position open for September 2019- August 2021 - apply now!)

Pediatric Clinical Health Psychology  (2 positions open for September 2019- August 2021 - apply now!)

Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology (filled)