Public Psychiatry Fellowship

Public Psychiatry Fellowship

The Public Psychiatry Fellowship of New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center is in the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research. It is a one-year training program for psychiatrists who have completed accredited psychiatric residency training and who plan to devote their careers to working with people who have complex health needs and underserved populations who receive health care in the public sector.

The fellows can choose to be part of the general track, or sign up for a speciality track working on policy in the office of the CMO for OMH, global mental health, or the research track.

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  • Graduated from accredited psychiatry residency training programs
  • A NYS license before the start of the academic year (July 1st)
  • Demonstrated interest in public mental health issues, especially those concerned with achieving better care for poor and otherwise disadvantaged adults and children with serious mental illness
  • Interest and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated psychiatric leadership, internal program evaluation and other academic endeavors
  • J1 and H1B visas will be considered on a case by case basis

The selection committee complies with the intent of the Affirmative Action Program and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

How To Apply:

The application form contains demographics, 3 essay questions and an updated CV.

  1. What stimulated your interest in Public Psychiatry?
  2. What is the role of a public psychiatrist?
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Interviews for the job sites are usually from December to February but fellows are encouraged to begin this process as soon as they are accepted into the fellowship.

The application form will take you to a Qualtrics link. You will be prompted to add the contact information for 3 references and upload your CV and the end of the form.

Application Form

Contact Information:

Stephanie LeMelle, M.D., MS, DFAPA

[email protected]
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, Box 75
New York, New York 10032
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    Dec 18, 2023

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    New York, New York

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