Aspirational Benchmarks

Prior to applying to internship, we hope all students will have achieved the following benchmarks over the course of their graduate training:

Aspirational Benchmarks Minimum Benchmarks
500-700 Direct contact clinical hours Below 500 may cause concern for internships, and for most students, above 700 may have diminishing returns for internship purposes. (These hours include both psychotherapy and assessment hours).
5-8 Integrated assessment reports 100 hours (~5 integrated assessment reports)
5 or more publications (3 of which are peer-reviewed)  1 publication
5 or more presentations 4 presentations

These are targets on average - individual students will have different training goals, and should adjust their targets in discussion with mentors.

These benchmarks are derived from data from peer institutions and clinical science internship applications.