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Fellowship Program

The USF Health Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, Neuropsychology Division sponsors an Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) Fellowship Training Program. The program accepts one fellow biannually from James Haley Veteran Affairs (VA) to complete a rotation for a total of 2-3 fellows at any given time.

Mission Statement

Our mission at USF Health is to envision and implement the future of health. Our program's aim is to provide training and research opportunities which further the quality clinical care of a diverse patient population with these important needs.

Program Goals

The neuropsychology residency program at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is designed to meet the Houston guidelines for postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical neuropsychology. Graduates of this program are expected to be eligible for (and are encouraged to complete) specialty certification by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.


Applicants who may be considered a good match for this residency program have obtained a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and/or clinical neuropsychology from an APA-accredited program and an APA-accredited clinical internship or CPA-accredited program/internship. Candidates with doctoral degrees in counseling psychology, medical psychology, or behavioral medicine with education and experience in neuropsychology may also be considered. Applications from individuals whose training programs are being reviewed for APA accreditation at the time of application may also be considered.


All application packets should include the following information: 

  • Interests and Training Goals
  • Background experience and Professional Interests
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial Transcript of all graduate work 
  • Three letters of recommendation and statement from the training director of the doctoral program that all requirements for graduation, including dissertation, will have been completed prior to September 1 and/or the start date of the residency for the following year should also be submitted.

Please send the application packet to:

Mike R. Schoenberg, PhD, ABPP
Division Chief and Co-Director of the Postdoctoral Residency Program


The next application window is Fall of 2024 for the 2025-2027 Fellowship.

Submit all documentation by December 21, 2024.

Program Faculty

  • Yolanda C. Leon, PsyD., ABPdN Yolanda C. Leon, PsyD, ABPdN
    Yolanda C. Leon, PsyD, ABPdN
    Board Certified in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Co-Chair - Neuropsychology Fellowship Program
  • Michael Schoenberg, PHD, ABPP Michael Schoenberg, PHD, ABPP
    Michael Schoenberg, PHD, ABPP
    Professor, Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
    Director, Neuropsychology
    Professor, Neurology


Bailey Cation, PsyD

Bailey Cation, PsyD

2023 - 2025


Joseph J.Boscarino, PsyD

Joseph J.Boscarino, PsyD

2021 -2023


Emily VanDerBleek, PhD

Emily VanDerBleek, PhD

2021 - 2022