Admission for Trainees in Professional Disciplines
A long-term URLEND trainee in a professional discipline:
- Must have successfully completed an undergraduate program from an accredited college or university
- Must provide documentation that establishes acceptance by and enrollment in a graduate program that is one of the URLEND core disciplines, prior to entrance into the URLEND program OR must have achieved the academic degree and completed requisite training that constitutes the basic professional-level training for their field. Post-masters and post-doctoral fellows must have an earned masters or doctorate and must have completed any required internship. Post-residency fellows must have an earned medical or dental degree and must have satisfied requirements for certification in a specialty relevant to this proposed training.
- Must be a citizen of the United States or be admitted to the United States with a permanent resident visa.
- Must be available Friday afternoons from 12-4 Mountain Time to attend didactic sessions
- Must be able to commit to complete 300 hours of URLEND training during the academic year
- Must be able to provide documentation of immunity to or vaccination for: flu, pertussis, varicella, and MMR. Verification of immunization is required to participate in clinical experiences.
- Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check and drug screen
Additionally, long-term trainees should possess the following:
- Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills with professionals, peers, families, and service providers
- Evidence of leadership in professional roles, academics, community, etc. as commensurate with level of training and experience
- Evidence of initiative in academic, clinical, or research work
- Evidence of the ability to work effectively in groups/teams as well as independently
- Previous experience / strong interest in working with individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Understanding and ability to identify systems needs and areas for improvement for individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Self-defined leadership goals in the field of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and public health
- Flexibility and adaptability combined with persistence
A Medium-term trainee in a professional discipline should meet many of the criteria listed above for long-term trainees but may have not have as much experience, training, etc. as a long-term trainee.
If you would like to apply for the URLEND Training Program please complete the online application.
The following materials will need to be submitted as part of your application if you are applying to be a long-term trainee.
- Current CV
- Two letters of support from supervisors or colleagues that address the URLEND criteria with an emphasis on both the applicant’s experience and potential leadership abilities in the field of ND/ASD.
- Copies of your transcripts (unofficial copies are fine)
- Letter of application (limited to 2 pages) that includes information on the following:
- Leadership in professional roles, academics, community, etc.
- Examples of initiative in academic, clinical, or research work;
- Discussion of previous experience in the field of Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities / Autism Spectrum Disorders (ND/ASD) and/or current interest in this field;
- Discussion of system needs related to youth and families with disabilities and areas for improvement;
- Leadership goals in the field of ND/ASD and public health.
- A description of how the trainee will complete approximately 100 clinical/community engagement hours with estimated times available each semester.
If you are applying to be a medium-term trainee (40-299 clock hours), the following will need to be submitted as part of your application:
- Current CV
- Copies of your transcripts (unofficial is fine)
- Letter of support from one colleague or supervisor
- Letter of application (limited to 1 page) that outlines your interest in the URLEND program, your availability to attend the didactic seminars, and the number of hours you anticipate completing
Application deadline is March 25th. Late applications may be considered if there are still openings in the program.
For further information contact: Gretchen Peacock, URLEND Admissions Chair, at 435-797-0721 or firstname.lastname@example.org