Clinical Medical Psychology Doctoral Programs (Macon & Atlanta)
"Today, as the link between mind and body is well-recognized, more and more clinical psychologists are teaming with other healthcare providers to provide whole-person healthcare for patients" (American Psychological Association Website, 2011). The interface between psychology, health, and disease represents the focus of Mercer University's Ph.D. and Psy.D. Programs in Clinical Medical Psychology. Initially approved in April of 2011 by the University's Board of Trustees, the new doctoral programs are the university's first in the School of Medicine. The five-year programs in Clinical Medical Psychology are among only a handful of such programs in the United States offered within a school of medicine.
The Ph.D. and Psy.D. Programs in Clinical Medical Psychology are designed to produce graduates who are eligible for licensure as practicing clinical psychologists, particularly in integrative health care settings (Psy.D.), or for careers in research and in higher education, especially medical education (Ph.D.). Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, courses are available on the Atlanta Campus.
Mercer's doctoral psychology programs are represented nationally on the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs, the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology, and the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs. Our approach to doctoral training was featured in a recent issue of Monitor on Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association. Learn more!