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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. jbaker@utmb.edu

    See the entire survey (questions and percentages) in PDF format.


    3 April 2004

 
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