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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

Name of ProgramBattle Creek VA Medical Center
First Year of APPCN Membership2018
Program Address116B Psychology Service
5500 Armstrong Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49037
United States
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Director's Name and CredentialsJessica H. Kinkela, PhD, ABPP-CN
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Director's Phone Number269-966-5600
Director's Extension31155
I. Co-Director's Name and CredentialsJeremy M. Bottoms, PsyD, ABPP-CN
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Program's Primary ContactDirector
Primary Emphasis
  • Adult
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Program Phone Number269-966-5600
Program's Extension31155
Does Program Interview Applicants at INS?No
Does Program Offer Phone or Video Interviews?Yes
Does Program Offer On-Site Interviews?No
Application Deadline12/15
Residency Start Date08/12
Clinical Neuropsychology Adult Residency Openings For This Cycle1
Clinical Neuropsychology Residents In Program2
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time3
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time With ABPP2
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Accepted)PhD/PsyD, in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Not Accepted)School or Education PhD/PsyD. See eligibility requirements for VA training positions:
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Strong)Outpatient Neuropsychological Assessment/Consultation, Capacity Evaluation, Supervision of Neuropsychology Interns
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Moderate)Inpatient Dementia, Group Cognitive Remediation, Research, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Neuropsychological Assessment, Mental health residential unit neuropsychological assessment
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Weak)Rehabilitation, Inpatient Medical, Acute
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Strong)Adults, Veterans, Neurodegenerative/Dementia, Post-Acute Stroke, Concussion/TBI, Psychiatric/Substance Abuse, Placement/Safety, Neuropsychology in Geriatric Health Conditions, Rural Populations, Cerebrovascular/Cardiovascular Disease
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Moderate)Medical/Neurology, Movement Disorders, Delirium, concussion
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Weak)Epilepsy, Infectious, Transplant, Acute Stroke/TBI presentations
Additional Notes

The Neuropsychology Residency Program is a 2-year fully APA accredited Neuropsychology specialty residency and APCCN member program. We recruit one position annually, maintaining a cohort of 1 first year resident and 1 second year resident. They work as part of a team of 3 neuropsychologists, a neuropsychology intern, an a psychometrician. Please carefully read through eligibility requirements found at

Covid-19 vaccination remains a requirement and exemptions are not guaranteed. While the state of Michigan does allow recreational and medical marijuana use, the use of either or any other illicit substances would prohibit employment in a federal facility.

We participate in the APPCN Neuropsychology Match, interviewing on various dates in January 2024. Interviews include meeting with neuropsychology supervisors as well as an opportunity to join a Q&A session with current residents.

Neuropsychology trainees participate in clinical work under ABPP board certified Clinical Neuropsychologists and attend neuropsychology specific clinical didactics, board certification preparation, and observation of brain cuttings for forensic and clinical neurology autopsy cases at Western Michigan School of Medicine. Residents join ongoing research projects. (2023-2026 project: Use of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment 8.3 in a Veteran Population: Relationship to Comprehensive Neuropsychological Measures). Supervision of an intern is part of second year training. We meet licensure requirements for the state of Michigan provided the resident has one full year of supervision after the Michigan limited license conferral date. Residents are expected to sit for the EPPP early in their second year.

Comprehensive benefits are available to VA trainees, including medical insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, 11 federal holidays, as well as 5 days of guaranteed authorized leave for professional activities during the training year. After 90 days, residents may purchase dental/vision insurance. After 90 days, residents may be eligible for day care subsidy.

Except under very unusual circumstances, all application materials must be submitted through the APPA CAS.

Last UpdatedOctober 6, 2023
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