Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowships and Awards

American Association of Community Psychiatrists Fellowships

Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowships provide training in psychiatric leadership, recovery oriented services, advocacy, and program evaluation/services research. An expanding list of programs (now numbering 16) has been created, mostly in the past decade. Providing a combination of didactic and field experiences, these 1-2 year post-residency fellowships represent the gold standard for preparing psychiatrists for leadership roles in organizational settings, whose funding largely derives from public sources. Since, as revealed in a recently published survey of APA members, early and mid-career psychiatrists now spend more time in such publicly-funded organizational settings than in private practice, the value of training dedicated to working in these settings is becoming increasingly clear to psychiatric residents as they become early-career psychiatrists. While most fellows enter these programs immediately following residency, they are equally suitable for early and mid-career psychiatrists. This website contains a list of current public and community psychiatry fellowships. Learn More

Case Western Reserve University Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship

The Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship is a 1-year training program that was originally founded in 2000 as a collaborative program between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and University Hospitals in Cleveland. As the host of the biennial “All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry” and a Coordinating Center for Excellence for Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, the community psychiatry program at CWRU is known as one of Ohio’s leading institutions for clinical and academic training and work in public community psychiatry. Drawing from a network of more than 20 community mental health agencies in the greater Cleveland area, fellows devote up to 4 days a week to clinical work, a half-day per week for program development or administrative work at 1 or 2 host sites, and a half-day per week of didactics. Each fellow works with faculty to match their site placement with their career interests; popular areas of interest include: homelessness, serious and persistent mental illnesses, forensics, substance abuse, state hospitalization, veteran affairs and/or other treatment programs funded by county or state mental health boards. As an alternative to local sites in Cuyahoga and neighboring Northeast Ohio counties fellows may choose to arrange a placement in several areas throughout the state of Ohio, including Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo. Learn More

The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program is a 2-year fellowship for physicians interested in clinical research and healthcare leadership. The fellowship provides rigorous training in clinical and health services research, health policy, and community-based health research. Nearly 1100 physician leaders have been trained in the 40 year history of this program. Under the guidance of mentors, Scholars will conduct 2 or more independent clinical research projects during the fellowship. The fellowship is offered at 4 sites: the University of California, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. Learn More

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry Clinical Fellowships

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry offers fellowships in 5 areas: Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship; and Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Learn More

University of Washington Community Psychiatry Research Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine offers a state-funded training program in community and public psychiatry through the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP). This program provides training in consultation, public policy, administration, prevention, research and evaluation. There is extensive exposure to executive, legislative, and judicial developments, with fellows participating in the complex process that shapes public policy. Each training experience includes intensively supervised clinical placements in both community and public sector institutional settings. This fellowship is available at the PGY 5 or 6 level. Psychiatric fellows in the PBHJP are expected to balance clinical, training and research activities. In general, fellows devote 60% of their time to clinical consultation activities, with 10% being given to training and 30% dedicated to research or policy development. These fellowship positions begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the following year and may be extended for an additional year. Learn More


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