Psychiatry in Primary Care FellowshipThe University of Washington has a strong tradition of interrelated programs involving the Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and the School of Public Health. The Psychiatry in Primary Care Fellowship training program combines research experience, under the guidance of faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Washington and the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative, with the resources of a well–developed, nationally–renowned Master of Public Health Program. The embedded MPH program is designed to provide rigorous research-based graduate level training in the methodologic skills necessary to become a clinical investigator, as well as knowledge in disciplines relevant to the organization, management, and evaluation of health services. Graduates of the program will be skilled researchers with a focus on mental health problems encountered in the primary medical care setting. As evidenced by our excellent record in which we have successfully recruited a total of 29 psychiatrists, family physicians, and pediatricians to our 26 years of NRSA fellowship training, graduates of this program will become academic leaders in Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine in research, teaching and clinical care in the interface of primary care and psychiatry. Twenty-two of our 25 graduates from our NRSA fellowship have been recruited to academic teaching and research positions in Psychiatry and Family Practice Residency Programs. Moreover, 13 our graduates have already successfully developed independent federal-, state- or foundation-funded research programs in the interface of psychiatry and medicine.
How to Apply
Applications for are due on October 1 for a start-date of July 1 in the following year. The application should consist of the application form, a curriculum vitae, medical school transcript or Dean’s letter, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement describing the individual’s past training and teaching activities, any relevant research activities undertaken and, most importantly, future career plans and goals as they relate to the NRSA fellowship program.
Where to Send Application
Wayne Katon, M.D.
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6560
Phone: (206) 543-7177
Fax: (206) 221-5414