What We Know About Predoctoral Internship Training: A 10-Year Update

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Abstract

Ten years ago (Stedman, 1997), I published a review of the extensive body of work related to all facets of the internship enterprise. The current review highlights many positive accomplishments of the last 10 years, including establishing the match, the uniform internship application format, the quantification of selection variables, and a deeper understanding of the training pathway. However, serious problems have surfaced, including the shortfall of internship slots and the impact of economic forces leading some to question the continuing relevance of internship as it currently exists. These issues call for deliberation and decision making by the profession, guided by research, both current and yet to be conducted.

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