Research and Scholarly Inquiry
Interns' dissertation research is supported and encouraged. PACS is equipped with personal computers and is also hardwired to the University Computer Center for access to statistical packages. Interns may schedule up to 20 hours per week during breaks and 4 hours per week during the summer months to work on dissertation or other research. Additional opportunities come in the form of the clinical specialty project and the intern project. For the clinical specialty project, each intern pursues extensive reading and study in an area of their choosing and receives supervision throughout the summer session with a focus on integrating this learning with clinical experience. The intern project allows interns to create a seminar, research project, or other substantial work of interest to them.
Interns are encouraged to become involved in professional organizations on local, state and national levels, including attendance at conferences and presentations of papers.