Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

APPCN MEMBER SINCE 2018

Program director name: Bonnie C. Sachs, Ph.D., ABPP

Mailing address: Associate Professor & Interim Section Head - Neuropsychology 
                        Department of Neurology
                        Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
                        Medical Center Boulevard
                        Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Telephone #: 336-716-2261

Fax #: 336-716-9810
e-mail address: bsachs@wakehealth.edu

For a detailed program description click on this link: https://www.wakehealth.edu/Specialty/n/Neuropsychology, or email Dr. Sachs for program information and application.


Program will do interviews at INS in 2019: Yes

Policy regarding on-site interviews: On-site interviews are optional but are NOT required and do not influence candidate’s rankings. Phone or web-based interviews will be arranged in late January/early February 2019 for candidate who will not be attending the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Meeting in New York City. In-person interviews will be conducted at INS.

2019 application deadline: January 11, 2019

2019 residency start date: July 1 or before September 1, 2019

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings for 2019: 2

Clinical neuropsychology residency positions: 2

Residency/fellowship positions in psychology (neuropsychology): 2 

Clinical neuropsychologists: Currently 3 Full-time, 0 Part-time, 0 Consultants;  Laura Flashman, Ph.D., ABPP will join staff in April 2019 to make a total of 4 full-time neuropsychologists.

With ABCN/ABPP: 2 Full-time (as of 4/1/19); 0 Part-time; 0 Consultants

Other psychologists: 1 Full-time  

Graduate training of residency applicants:

Preferred: Clinical Psychology with neuropsychology emphasis; Neuropsychology
Accepted: Counseling psychology with adequate experience/training
Not Accepted: Non-APA/CPA approved graduate programs or internships; school psychology

Primary emphasis: Adult, though pediatric training opportunities are available.  

Emphases of training opportunities:

Strong: Neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychological consultation, multi-disciplinary team consultation, research, preparation for board certification
Moderate: Rehabilitation/inpatient assessment and consultation, Training in supervision
Weak: Forensics, psychotherapy

Availability of patient populations:

Strong: Mild cognitive impairment, various dementias and geriatric conditions, movement disorders, epilepsy, tumors and other cancers, stroke and cerebrovascular disease
Moderate: Traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Psychiatric disorders
Weak: HIV/AIDS, Learning disability


Updated:  12/03/18