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UAMS/James L. Dennis Developmental Center/Arkansas Children's Hospital

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2024-2025 Year


The Section on Pediatric Psychology at UAMS has 2 Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship positions left for the 2024-2025 year. The positions start on September 1st, 2024, and offer 2000 supervised training hours.

One position has a specific focus on pediatric psychology and is based at the Little Rock campus.
The second position, centered on clinical child psychology (autism evaluations, behavioral health treatment, and exposure to pediatric neuropsychology), is situated in Springdale, AR, just three hours north of Little Rock. It is also conveniently located only 15 minutes away from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR, which boasts a beautiful and lively college campus and is home to the Razorbacks.
Stipend: $53,100 with a $2,500 e-fund for professional expenses (e.g., conference fees, books). Salary based on APPIC average.
Benefits: Fellows have access to the UAMS health insurance plan, covering vision and dental, short and long-term disability, and retirement planning. Additionally, UAMS provides 11 paid holidays, and Fellows accumulate 22 vacation days and 10 sick days. Refer to UAMS HR for further details.
Our training program provides a diverse range of in-person and virtual clinical and educational opportunities, with a focus on independent practice in pediatric psychology. This includes assessment and treatment of individuals coping with various medical and developmental disorders, interdisciplinary and collaborative care, telehealth, and advocacy- all with a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Fellows will be able to participate in all interdisciplinary LEND training activities as well.


1 Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Position Available- Little Rock, Arkansas

The Section of Pediatric Psychology is offering one, 1-year post-doctoral fellowship position. This location is home to 10 pediatric psychologists.


Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH):

Approximately 60% of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to various outpatient medical clinics, including Cardiology, CPAP Adherence, GI, High-Risk Newborn, Hearing Impairment, Weight Management, Nephrology, and Sleep clinics.
Coverage of the Inpatient Consultation/Liaison Service for all of ACH.
Opportunities for experiences in developmental disabilities, medical crisis and loss, and research.
Emphasis on patient-family centered care, with involvement in patient and family-led initiatives and a comprehensive Family Engagement Center.
J.L. Dennis Developmental Center (DDC):

The remaining 20% of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to the DDC, an outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment center.
Involvement in psychoeducational assessment, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral assessment, multidisciplinary team assessment, and psychotherapy.
1 Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship Position Available- Springdale, Arkansas

The Section of Pediatric Psychology is offering one, 1-year post-doctoral fellowship position. This center is staffed by 5 psychologists, including two pediatric psychologists and three pediatric neuropsychologists.


Schmieding Developmental Center (SDC):

100% of the fellow’s clinical time will be at SDC, an outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment center.
Focus on comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments aimed at the developmental, social, and behavioral requirements of children and adolescents with suspected autism, developmental delays, and related conditions.
Provide evidence-based behavioral treatment intervention for various externalizing and internalizing behaviors observed in children and youth.
Based on the fellow’s interest, exposure to pediatric neuropsychology assessments of children with complex medical conditions can be included. The fellow will have an opportunity to complete comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations under the supervision of a pediatric neuropsychologist. Please note that this fellowship does not fulfill the standard 2-year neuropsychology fellowship requirements for board certification in neuropsychology.
Opportunity to participate in hierarchical supervision of graduate-level psychology practicum student training.
Involvement in program development and quality improvement research.
Opportunities to support interdisciplinary clinics on the Little Rock campus via telehealth sessions and participate in UAMS and AC virtual didactics and trainings.
Why work with us?

2022 Winner Arkansas Children’s Drs. Joanna J. and Robert W. Seibert Award Winner video
Arkansas Children’s Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s National Rankings for excellence in seven pediatric subspecialty services, placing us as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.
The UAMS Department of Pediatrics is committed to excellence in training and currently supports:
61 fellows throughout numerous specialties. Our Office of Education oversees 10 current pediatric fellowships, including one of only nine pediatric clinical informatics fellowships.
20th largest pediatric residency program in the country, averaging 75 pediatric residents in postgraduate years one through three, two pediatric neurology residents, 18 medicine-pediatric residents, and three chief residents.
Arkansas offers a wealth of outdoor activities, a vibrant cultural scene, lively nightlife, delectable restaurants, museums, and a more affordable cost of living.
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

UAMS highly regards the importance of having a diverse and culturally competent workplace. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and those who actively promote diversity and an inclusive culture to submit their applications.


Requirements/Qualifications: All applicants must have completed:

Doctoral degree in clinical, school, or counseling psychology from an APA or CPA-accredited institution, including successful dissertation defense before commencing the fellowship.
Completion of an APA or CPA-accredited internship.
Strong foundation in psychological testing and assessment.
Experience or interest in working with school-age patients and their families.
Application Procedure:

To apply, please follow these steps:

1. Send an email with a letter of interest, specifying the position (Little Rock or Springdale).

2. Attach your curriculum vitae to the email.

3. Include three letters of recommendation.


UPPD link

UAMS Fellowship Website


Deadlines and Interviews:

Deadline: Accepting applications until all positions are filled.

Zoom interviews with optional on-site visits for interested applicants.


Please submit your application to:

Dr. Brandi Whitaker



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