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2003 APPIC Member Survey: APPIC Postdoctoral Members

July 10, 2003

This survey of APPIC Postdoctoral 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 participated.

Results of the survey are presented below. A total of 25 APPIC Member sites (30%) completed the survey.

Some of the more interesting findings from this survey include:

  1. Seventy-six percent of members surveyed identified that postdocs participated in research 10% of the time or less at their site.
  2. Fifty-four percent of members evaluated postdocs 2 times per year. Only one site reported 0 evaluations the remaining sites evaluated their postdocs 3 or more times per year.
  3. Ninety-six percent of postdoctoral APPIC members used the APPIC Directory to advertise for their positions.
  4. Only 2 sites allowed their postdocs to begin their position without the degree being completed. Seventeen percent were required to complete the EPPP during the training year and 100% were required to attend a weekly training seminar.
  5. Forty-eight percent of the programs funded their postdocs with departmental funds; 40% had the parent institution paying the stipend and 32% used patient revenues to fund the stipend.
  6. The most popular training seminars provided include in order: Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychopharmacology; Assessment, Multicultural Issues, Consultation and Supervision received the highest number of hours (10 or more) in seminar training.
  7. Seventy-one percent of the members are subscribed to the Postdoc-Members-Network Listserve.

  8. Members identified APPIC as very helpful with the Directory On Line, keeping membership abreast of current information, and the website as a resource. See Comments regarding What APPIC Can Do For Members.

  9. Members identified what APPIC should focus on for improvement: 61% Postdoctoral Job Listings; 52% More Postdoctoral Training Information; 35% More Online Resources through the Web.

  10. APPIC members responses on how they use the Web. See Comments.

  11. The most requested continuing education workshops listed in order of preference: Supervision; Problem Postdocs; Multicultural Issues; and Web Based Training Resources.

  12. Forty-four pecent of the members were either APA accredited or in the process of seeking APA accreditation. Sixty-seven percent stated they allowed a variable stqrt date.

  13. Twenty-nine percent of the respondents represented medical schools; 21% counseling centers; 8% VA Medical Centers; 8% Community Mental Health Centers.

    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

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