Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3270
FAX: (301) 295-3034
The Department of Medical Psychology (original name) was founded in 1976 by Jerome E. Singer, Ph.D., who served as Chairman from 1976 - 1999. Dr. Singer decided that the department would use principles and methods of scientific psychology and other biomedical sciences to address issues relevant to physical and mental health. He recruited charter faculty (Andrew S. Baum, Sheryle J. Gallant, Robert J. Gatchel, Neil E. Grunberg, Cecil B. Harris, David S. Krantz) in 1978-1979 to help plan, develop, and initiate the department's research and teaching activities and to help build the fields of medical and health psychology.
The Ph.D. program in Medical Psychology (research oriented) graduated its first students in 1984 and continues to this day. Alumni have achieved international and national recognition as scientists and educators. In the early 1990s, the U.S. Congress directed the Uniformed Services University to develop a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology for the military services. In 1993, Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D. MPH, joined the department to develop and direct the new program. The department was renamed Medical & Clinical Psychology to encompass the expanded mission. In the late 1990s, the department added a dual track Ph.D. program in Medical and Clinical Psychology to train scientist-practitioners who are prepared to contribute to clinically-relevant science. Graduates of this clinical program have become leaders in military clinical psychology and are contributing to clinical practice and scholarship.
In 1999, Dr. Singer retired and the current Department Chairman, David S. Krantz, Ph.D., was appointed. To date, the Department has trained approximately 125 Ph.D. psychologists and helped the University to train more than 4,500 physicians. Department faculty have published extensively (including empirical, theoretical, and review papers; textbooks, handbooks, edited volumes, and patient-oriented books), founded and served as editors of many different scientific journals, and are nationally and internationally recognized for contributions to psychology, behavioral and medical sciences, education, and public health. Currently, the Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology is strong and active and includes ten full-time faculty members, more than 40 adjunct faculty members, nearly 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, more than a dozen staff, numerous active research programs, and offers broad clinical and research training and supervision. The Department's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Training Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation. Correspondence information is provided below.
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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