Application and Selection
United States Army 73B psychologists interested in applying for the fellowship can obtain instructions for application from the Long Term Health Education and Training Program (LTHET), Medical Service Corps, United States Army. A MILPER (Military Personnel) message is published annually, typically in November. Interested applicants can check the HRC (Human Resource Command) website for the most recent LTHET MILPER notification with application instructions. The National Training Coordinator will also send notifications. The MILPER includes general eligibility criteria for all LTHET programs, which can change annually to include time in-service requirements, completion of military education before the start of the program, and any other requirements. The criteria to apply for clinical psychology fellowships include having an unrestricted license to practice psychology in the U.S., U.S. territories, or District of Columbia and to be in good standing with the Army. The deadline for application is currently March 15, but this can change based on the MILPER. LTHET Board selection results are typically released in the June/July timeframe. The fellowship will ordinarily begin on July 1 of the following year and should start no later than July 15. The Fellowship Director and Psychology Consultant must approve alternative starting dates due to extenuating circumstances. The application packet should include DA Form 3838 Application for Professional Training, Commanders Height/Weight/Body Fat Standards and Army Physical Fitness Test Memorandum, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a Memorandum of Recommendation from the Psychology Consultant to the United States Army Surgeon General, and an up to date Officer Record Brief/Official Military Record File on-line.
Once the fellowship application process is open, the applicant should send the following materials to the Fellowship Director:
1. A letter of interest
2. Two letters of reference
3. Recent Officer Evaluation Report (OER)
4. Graduate school transcripts
5. Two sample reports
After the Fellowship Director has reviewed the materials, they will conduct a telephonic interview of the applicant with additional faculty. The Fellowship Director will then submit a Suitability for Child Psychology Fellowship Memorandum to the National Training Director. Subsequently, the Selection Board comprised of senior United States Army Medical Service Corps officers meets on or about the month following the application deadline.
We do not have civilian psychologist positions, but psychologists from other uniformed services (e.g., Public Health Service, United States Air Force, United States Navy) are encouraged to apply.
Program’s Information Services Include:
Program Overview Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship Program (tricare.mil)
Application and Selection Application and Selection (tricare.mil)
Rational Offerings Rotational Offerings (tricare.mil)