Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
The Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is now accepting applications for its two-year Advanced Fellowship training program for physicians in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. The 20 Fellowship positions, one at 20 of 25 sites nationwide, begin between July 1st and October 1st, 2013. This interdisciplinary program aims to train physicians with an interest in mental health research, and residency training from a broad range of specialties, to become outstanding clinical researchers in high priority areas of mental health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care. In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery. Applicants must have completed ACGME accredited residency training, be board eligible or board certified, and have an active, unrestricted U.S. license to practice. International medical graduates must also have a current visa and an ECFMG certificate that is valid indefinitely. Applicants on a J-1 visa must have current ECFMG sponsorship as well. The VA funds Fellows’ stipends in amounts based on previously completed ACGME accredited residency training.
To apply, refer to application information on our website, www.mirecc.va.gov/mirecc-fellowship.
For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Bevin DeMuth, MSW at Bevin.DeMuth@va.gov or call (650) 493-5000, x68648 or the Associate Director, Sherry Beaudreau, Ph.D., at Sherry.Beaudreau@va.gov or call (650) 493-5000, x64119.