Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship

This year-long, employment-friendly program is for community psychiatric providers seeking additional training to deliver integrated care in community-based settings.

This year-long program is for community psychiatric providers seeking additional training to deliver integrated care in community-based settings. Modeled after employed MBA programs, this training program is structured as an employment-friendly program with a priority of flexibility in scheduling, including a distance learning component and quarterly in-person specialized skills work sessions.‚Äč


Fellowship Type(s):
Clinical Fellowship, Integrated Care Fellowship, Psychiatry Fellowship

Participating psychiatric providers will focus on two important approaches to increase access to effective mental health care: (1) using telepsychiatry and other technologies to help areas in the state with no current psychiatric providers and (2) working with an integrated mental health care team in primary care settings. The comprehensive curriculum includes these topics:

  • core collaborative care skills
  • telepsychiatry
  • establishing an integrated care practice
  • delivering care for special populations
  • ins and outs of billing/payment codes

This new program focuses on increasing access to effective mental health care by teaching psychiatric providers to leverage their expertise through using telepsychiatry and other technologies and by working with an integrated mental health care team in primary care settings. Monthly mentorship sessions with faculty from the UW Integrated Care Training Program will complement the distance-learning and in-person components.

Fellows participate in the following areas:

Didactics
Systematic instruction will be provided as a combination of online distance learning and quarterly 2-day in-person sessions, to be held in Seattle. This example didactics schedule indicates curriculum topics for the community-based program.

Mentorship
Participants will be matched with a UW Integrated Care Training Program faculty member for monthly mentorship sessions.

Quality Improvement (QI)
Each participant will plan a quality improvement project to support the delivery of collaborative care principles in his or her current practice setting. Program support for this project will be provided in monthly QI calls as a cohort, QI core curriculum, monthly online assignments related to the QI project, and four in-person QI sessions.

Participation is free for Washington State providers. Participants will be responsible for travel costs and a nominal fee for continuing medical education credit.

  • Active medical license
  • In current clinical practice
  • Letter of support from current employer, if employed
  • Brief personal statement
  • Current CV

The application for the 2020-2021 program (start date of March 2020) is now closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 program (start date of March 2021) will be available in spring 2020.

Please contact us at uwictp@uw.edu with any questions.