The Population Mental Health and Integrated Care Fellowship offered at the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a unique opportunity to learn how to provide integrated care through delivery of consultation to non-mental health settings (such as primary care), provision of telepsychiatry, and leadership to improve systems of care.
Participants in this program will develop the skills needed to provide effective mental healthcare to a variety of populations, such as:
- Leadership Skills
- Understanding Health Care Systems
- Clinical Skills
Trainees can customize their experience and focus on specific clinical conditions or populations (such as Pediatrics or Perinatal).
Clinical Fellowship, Integrated Care Fellowship, Psychiatry Fellowship
Training activities focus on:
- Collaborative Care
- Building leadership Skills
- Using Telepsychiatry as a modality to improve access
- Quality Improvement and Using Data in Integrated Care
- Scholarly Project (Education, Research, or Policy)
- Cross training with the Department’s ACGME-accredited Fellowships
- Year-long didactic series on integrated care
Fellows participate in rotations in the following areas:
- Collaborative Care
- Quality Improvement
Didactics are held weekly for 3 hours, and up to one hour of pre-work is expected for each session. At least 30 faculty have contributed to the didactic portion of the fellowship, creating a rich curriculum with didactics in the following areas:
- Overview and Orientation (3 hours)
- Transition to Practice (minimum of 18 hours)
- Tele-psychiatry (minimum of 12 hours)
- Basic Collaborative Care (minimum of 9 hours)
- Advanced Collaborative Care (minimum of 21 hours)
- Collaborative Care for Populations (minimum of 21 hours)
- Implementation (minimum of 9 hours)
- Public Health/Health Services (minimum of 6 hours)
- Quality Improvement (minimum of 6 hours)
- Brief Behavioral Interventions for Primary Care (minimum of 15 hours)
The didactic series culminates with a half-day retreat for the final session where all faculty and fellows participate. As part of this, the fellows will present their final projects.
Application materials will include the following:
- A personal statement discussing your reasons for wanting to do the Integrated Care fellowship.
- Your current curriculum vitae (CV).
- A letter of recommendation from your residency director confirming your satisfactory/expected completion of general psychiatry training and discussing your overall performance in residency, clinical skills, fund of knowledge, interpersonal communication, professionalism, and any teaching, research, or leadership activities.
- (If you are currently in a fellowship program, or recently completed a fellowship program) A letter of recommendation from any psychiatry subspecialty fellowship program you have completed or are completing.
- Two other letters of recommendation from faculty members you have worked with during residency or fellowship.
- USMLE scores (steps 1, 2CK, 2CS, 3)
- Proof of medical licensure.