2023-2024 Recruitment Updates – watch this space

Final Open House Schedules Sent
Applicants who are attending the UW School of Medicine’s Psychology Internship Virtual Open House on Wednesday 01/04/23, we have sent via email, our morning schedule and personalized afternoon interview schedules.  Please check your Spam/Junk Folder, but if you have not received these emails – please contact the appropriate track coordinator(s):

You can also contact the program’s main office at psychsom@uw.edu

You may also find more information about Open House at https://pip.psychiatry.uw.edu/applications/open-house/

Salary Increase for 2023-2024 Cohort
The University of Washington increased the salary for the all workers which will include the incoming internship cohort. The annual salary for the 2023-2024 Cohort will now be $38,688/year (monthly gross $3,244) up from $35,928 which was previously reported on our website.

Decision Letters
Thank you to everyone for applying. Today we sent out all decision letters to all applicants. The email is from Cynthia Long, Program Coordinator, using cynlong@uw.edu. In previous years, some applicants have found their decision letter in their spam/junk folder so you might want to check there. Some good key word search words are Liaison and cynlong@uw.edu. If you still can’t find your letter, please contact the program at psychsom@uw.edu. For those who have been invited to Open House, please read your email instructions carefully. If you still have questions, please contact the Track Coordinator(s) named in the invitation.


  • We are now welcoming applicants from School Psychology programs to the General Child and Autism internship tracks!
  • We are excited to announce that Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Outpatient Psychiatry are moving to a brand new facility at Seattle Children’s Magnuson [seattlechildrens.org] in December, 2022. Residents in the 2023-2024 General Child and Autism internship tracks will be rotating in our new building for their outpatient Seattle Children’s Hospital rotations.  The address of the new building is: 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA  98115.  Our website will be updated with more information about our new facility in the coming months.


The final updates to the website will be completed by end of day October 1, 2022. Please check back as we finalize all the new information. We will note the updates here in this space.


Dear Applicants,

Greetings from Seattle. I thank you for your interest in the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Psychology Internship Program. We recently celebrated our 60th year of training psychology residents. I hope you will find our website useful in gathering the information you will need to make an informed decision about how our program could accommodate your internship training. Throughout the recruitment season, we may add new information to our website to provide you with the most up to date information about our program. If we make changes to our website, I will provide a summary of those updates on this page. Thus, I encourage you to bookmark this page and to check back throughout the application season to see if there is any updated information that might impact your decision to apply to the program.

OPEN HOUSE 2023 – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Based on the feedback from last year’s applicants and the recent results from an APPIC study (https://www.appic.org/News-Articles/ArtMID/1931/ArticleID/39/Virtual-Interview-Guidance) on internship recruitment, our program has decided that we will only be conducting a Virtual Open House Day and we will no longer conduct in-person meetings or visits with applicants during recruitment.

We did not make this decision lightly, while we love the richness of in-person visits, we have learned over the past couple of years that we can conduct all our recruitment processes virtually and recruit an excellent group of trainees without having in-person contact for a single day event. Therefore, given the desire to reduce the risks posed by COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses, to lessen the carbon travel footprint of applicants, to lessen the financial burden to our applicants and to increase equity, we have made a conscious decision to hold only a Virtual Open House event, which is scheduled for January 4, 2023. We plan to notify those who are invited to our Open House no later than December 9, 2022 or earlier.

To treat all applicants equally, we will not be holding any alternative recruitment events. If you choose to visiting Seattle or live in the area, we will not be meeting with any applicants in-person during the recruitment season. Despite our decision, potential applicants who want to travel to Seattle and the greater-Pacific Northwest to see for yourself the beautiful surroundings and our lovely city, we encourage you to do so if you can. If you cannot travel here in-person, we hope that our videos and pictures about this area will excite you about the possibly of living in this beautiful city and the opportunities to travel to the mountains or ocean while living here, check out this video.

Ty W. Lostutter, Ph.D.
Training Director, Associate Professor
UW/SOM Psychology Internship Program