Psychiatry in Primary Care Fellowship

The 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 two-year National Research Service Award (NRSA) Psychiatry in Primary Care Fellowship combines research experience 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. Faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Washington and the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative provide guidance and mentorship during the fellowship.
Graduates of the program will be skilled researchers at the interface of primary care and psychiatry, and will become academic leaders in Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine in research, teaching and clinical care. The fellowship has been funded by NIMH for over two decades and has an excellent record of success. Twenty-two of the fellowship’s 25 graduates have been recruited to academic teaching and research positions in Psychiatry and Family Practice Residency Programs. Moreover, 13 our graduates have successfully developed independent federal-, state- or foundation-funded research programs at the interface of psychiatry and medicine.
How to Apply
Applications are due on December 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.
Application materials may be sent by mail to the address below, or by email to For more information, please email Pam Collins at
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
c/o Pam Collins
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6560
Phone: (206) 543-3927
Fax: (206) 221-7184