VA Advanced Fellowship in
Mental Illness Research and Treatment is a
highly competitive program that only recruits two fellows each year: one Allied
Health fellow and one MD fellow. Over the course of the two-year program,
fellows devote 75 percent of their time to research and educational activities
and 25 percent to clinical training. In collaboration with their mentors,
fellows will also 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.
primary goal of the fellowship program is to train MDs, psychologists and other
allied health professionals to become leading clinical researchers in high
priority areas of mental health. A special emphasis of the fellowship program
is to train fellows to conduct translational research that brings basic science
to clinical practice.
applicants must have completed ACGME-accredited 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 also have
current ECFMG sponsorship.
Allied Health Professionals
psychologists and allied health professionals must be U.S. citizens. Psychologists
must have graduated from an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical or
counseling psychology. Completion of an APA accredited internship in clinical
or counseling psychology is also required. Allied health professionals must
have graduated from an APA accredited doctoral program. For the eligibility
requirements for other Allied Health disciplines, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
inquiries about the application, please contact:
Elaine Peskind, MD Tracy Simpson, PhD
of Washington Northwest Network VA Puget Sound Health Care System
(206) 277-3965 Phone: (206) 277-3337