The new WRNMMC was created in August 2011 with completion of the merger of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center.
WRNMMC is a vibrant institution where opportunities for training in Clinical Neuropsychology abound. The medical center has a diverse patient population, a large number of accredited training programs, and an environment that promotes scientific inquiry. In addition, the Bethesda location also provides many advantages, and recent fellows have pursued training opportunities at sites including National Rehabilitation Hospital, NIH, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.
The Bethesda area is also an exciting place to live, with a broad range of cultural activities, professional and collegiate sports, and restaurants with every type of cuisine you can imagine. Bethesda is also within easy driving distance to beach and mountain resorts, and an easy car, bus, or train ride to Philadelphia or New York.
Examples of Training Opportunities Offered by WRNMMC Neuropsychology Fellowship Program:
• General Neuropsychological Evaluations to aid in neurological and psychiatric diagnosis and treatment planning, assist patients and families in adjusting to illness, and aid in military decision making. The Neuropsychology Service provides training with a highly diverse adult patient population.
• Memory Disorders Clinic for diagnosis and treatment planning in older adults with memory difficulties and related disorders
• Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Rotation to provide focused training in neuropsychological evaluation and management of traumatic brain injury
• Cognitive Rehabilitation Rotation to provide specialty training in cognitive remediation techniques
• Weekly Neuropsychology Fellowship Case Conference and Reading Seminar conducted in collaboration with eight fellowship training programs worldwide via Video teleconference
• Individualized Military-Relevant Research Tutorials with recent fellowship research topics including neuropsychological aspects of combat injury and sleep deprivation
• Attendance at Neurology Morning Rounds, Neurosurgery Preoperative Conference, Neuroradiology Rounds, and EEG Readings
• Intracarotid Sodium Amytal Evaluations and Cortical Mapping conducted with Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Interventional Radiology in support of the WRNMMC Epilepsy Surgery Program
• Opportunity for Off Site Elective Training in Year Two
• Medical Neuroscience Course with Laboratory (Audit)