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2003 APPIC Member Survey: APPIC Predoctoral Internship Members
July 10, 2003
This survey of APPIC Predoctoral Members was conducted via the
Internet between June 5 and July 10, 2003. All members who are
subscribed to the APPIC Members Email Listserve were invited to
Results of the survey are presented below. A total of 220 APPIC
Member sites (33%) completed the survey.
Some of the more interesting findings from this survey include:
- Only 2% of APPIC Member internship sites charge an application
- Thirty-one percent of internship sites bill 3rd party payers
for psychology interns' services.
- Thirty-three percent of internship sites restrict the number
of applicants from any one academic program or graduate school.
- Twenty percent of internship programs have an intern who was awarded their doctoral
degree in psychology before starting the internship.
- Fifty-two percent of APPIC members agree or strongly agree
that APPIC should pursue the development of an electronic/online
submission of the AAPI.
- Thirty-eight percent of APPIC member programs that allow
telephone interviews agree or strongly agree that applicants
are at a disadvantage if the student chooses a telephone interview
versus an on-site interview.
- Fifty-nine percent of the members responding to this survey
are interested in a job listing page on the APPIC web.
- Only 3% of the members had one or more unpaid interns for
the 2002-2003 internship training year.
- Ninety-one percent of the members agreed or strongly agreed
that APPIC Online Directory was easy and straightforward to
- APPIC members were generally unhappy with the clearinghouse
process and many called for a redesign of the process. See Clearinghouse
- The majority of APPIC members felt the ROLIC (Rank Order List
Input and Confirmation) system was easy to use and was very
flexible for sties that use multiple lists. See
Rolic Question comments.
- Feedback about the APPIC Online Directory was very positive
and had many suggestions. See DOL
- The APPIC Website was rated Good or Excellent 90% and above
for "Accessibility", "Usefulness", "Ease
of Searching for Information" and "Amount of time
it takes to load website". Additional
Comments on the Website.
- Only 1 site had a "fully" affiliated internship
and 6 sites had a "partially affiliated" internship.
- Sixty-three percent of members surveyed do NOT want to discontinue
the printed copy of the APPIC Directory.
- Members rated Supervision and Ethics as the two highest rated
continuing education topics for the APPIC membership conference.
- Six programs had an intern that decided NOT to go on internship
at their site. Ninety-seven percent of the internship sites
did not have this experience.
- Eleven percent of respondents were at a VA Medical Center;
9% at a state hospital; 11% at a medical school; 23% at a counseling
center; 5% at a children's hospital; 8% at a consortium; 4%
at a private or general hospital; and 4% at a correctional institution.
For Questions or comments on this survey please contact Dr.
Jeff Baker at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
See the entire survey (questions and percentages) in PDF format.
3 April 2004