Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center

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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data (updated 31 July 22)

The Clinical Psychology residency program at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center offer a number of exciting training opportunities.  Our program offers a wide range of elective rotations including advanced biofeedback, advanced neuropsychology, advanced primary care consultation, and inpatient mental health. We offer supervision of practicum students from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences PhD program in clinical psychology, while being viewed as "junior colleagues" with an emphasis on training and mentoring. This allows interns to transition from graduate students into professional psychologists who become our peers. Additionally, all interns will serve as consultants to the Aeromedical Staging Facility.  We have a scientific focus with programs focused on empirical and critical thought as well as case conceptualization skills, covering a wide range of empirically-based practices (EBPs) including assessment, treatment, supervision, and community-based psychology. Throughout the program, residents are supported in their autonomy and professional development through elective rotations, leadership opportunities, supervision, and development of officership skills. None of this would be possible without our strong interdisciplinary teamwork, consultation, and access to mental health and medical expertise afforded by our location in the Washington DC National Capital Region.  This offers a multitude of military and civilian agencies related to health care and research, enveloped in a joint service environment necessary in a time of multi-service operations. Last, but certainly not least, our unique position geographically affords our residents notable opportunities including tours of the Pentagon, White House, U.S. Capitol, and other cultural, political, academic, and international attractions.  The cultural diversity and richness of this area is an ideal backdrop to the time our residents spend developing their expertise while serving our country.  Please click on the picture above to learn more about our program through our most recent program brochure!

Program Director

Lieutenant Colonel (DR.) Ryan L. Buhite

 

 

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Lieutenant Colonel Ryan L. Buhite is the Psychology Residency Training Director at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center, 316th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, MD. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Psychology who is responsible for one of the three Air Force psychology residency training programs. He coordinates efforts to train new officers to the Air Force standard and is responsible for the day to day training of 6 psychology residents and recruiting efforts. The program is the capstone clinical training experience for roughly 25% of all U.S. Air Force psychologist accessions. Lt Col Buhite is also actively engaged in patient care.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Buhite is a native of Reynoldsville, PA. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in February 1998, graduating from Military Occupational Specialty training as truck driver in the Transportation Corps in August 1998. He served in the Army Reserves until February 2006, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Additionally, Lieutenant Colonel Buhite received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania in 2000 and received his doctorate in Psychology from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio in 2007. He was selected for an Air Force Clinical Psychology Residency training program and entered the United States Air Force in June 2006, receiving a direct commission as a Captain in the Biomedical Services Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Buhite is a career behavioral scientist having served in a variety of positions to include Mental Health Element Chief at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and Mental Health Flight Commander at Al Dhafra AB, UAE the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK, and the 86th Medical Operations Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany. Prior to his current position, Lieutenant Colonel Buhite was the Commander, 366th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, ID, where he led a squadron of 8 multidisciplinary flights and 129 people, critical to all aspects of medical care for the 3,500 Active Duty members stationed at the fighter wing.

 

EDUCATION

2000 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania 2007 Doctorate of Psychology, Wright State University, Ohio

2010 Squadron Officer School, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2013 Air Command and Staff College, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS

1. August 2006 - September 2007, Clinical Psychology Resident, 79th Medical Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD

2. September 2007 - September 2010, Chief of Psychological Services, Mental Health Element Chief, Interim Mental Health Flight Commander, 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB, OK (May 2009 - November 2009, Staff Psychologist, 732nd Air Expeditionary Group, Ali AB, Iraq) U N IT E D S T A T E S A I R F O R C E

3. September 2010 - July 2014, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Element Chief, 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (May 2013 - November 2013, Medical Operations Flight Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra AB, UAE)

4. June 2014 - August 2017, Flight Commander, Mental Health Flight, 72nd Medical Group, Tinker AFB, OK

5. August 2017 - June 2020, Mental Health Element Chief, Mental Health Flight Commander, 86th Medical Group, Ramstein AB, Germany

6. June 2020 – June 2022, Squadron Commander, 366th Medical Group, Mountain Home AFB, ID

7. June 2022 – Present, Psychology Residency Training Director, 316th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews, MD

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Army Achievement Medal

2020 Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons Team of the Year

2021 Air Combat Command Small Dental Team of the Year

2021 Air Force Medical Service Medical Readiness Team of the Year

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 - Present Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Psychology

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Private (E-2) 1998

Private First Class 1999

Specialist 2001

Sergeant 2004

Captain 5 July 2006

Major 1 February 2012

Lieutenant Colonel 1 April 2018

 

(Current as of 14 July 2022)