Michele Bechor won a prestigious and competitive F31 award from NIHM. This is a tremendous accomplishment. This award is to support pre-doctoral candidates with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the Ph.D.
In addition, the first "Match Day" was a great success for the Clinical Science Doctoral Training Program. As required by the American Psychological Association, the students entered, for the first time, the APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) National Psychology Internship Match for doctoral students in clinical psychology. At FIU, 7 out of 8 intern applicants were matched! The APPIC match is highly competitive, as the number of applicants exceeds the number of available placements every year. The 8 students that applied spent much of the fall semester preparing their applications to showcase their research expertise, clinical sophistication, and outstanding scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and national conference presentations. These psychology students received students received interviews from several of the nation's top sites, and next year they will be heading off to the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston Consortium), University of Florida Health Science Center, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Kennedy Krieger/John's Hopkins University, and Citrus Health Network. This is an impressive list, including several APA accredited sites, and some of the nation's top placements.