The Yale Hispanic Psychiatry Fellowship provides advanced training in culturally sensitive and recovery-oriented behavioral health services for Latinx populations. Culture, race, ethnicity, and language influence communication between patients and providers, health access, and treatment outcomes. There is strong evidence that cultural differences contribute to health disparities and unequal access to care, and that cultural knowledge and identity are significant determinants of treatment outcomes.
Since the early 1970s, the Yale Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) have been developing culturally and linguistically appropriate programs to serve the Latinx community. This collaboration has produced the Hispanic Clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), the CT Latino Behavioral Health System (LBHS) and the DMHAS Health Disparities Initiative, a public-private partnership between DMHAS and the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH).
A shared mission among these programs is to improve access to care for monolingual Spanish speakers by incorporating the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards). The services continue to expand and respond to the growing needs of the community. These programs are the basis for the Yale Hispanic Psychiatry fellowship.
Fellows who meet eligibility criteria are appointed to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in the Yale School of Medicine at the rank of Instructor. A yearly salary is paid at the level commensurate with this rank as determined by the Department. Fellows who need to maintain status as a trainee may participate as a PGY5 advanced resident. Medical benefits, malpractice coverage, and reimbursement for licensure are included in the compensation package. The program will also pay travel expenses for a professional conference. The Yale School of Medicine issues a Certificate of Completion of advanced training to individuals who successfully complete the one-year program.
To see further details about the program, please proceed to their website: https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/education/clinfell/hispanic/home/
For interested applicants, please send the following documents to the contact information below. Deadline of applications is on December 15, 2020.
Esperanza Díaz, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director Hispanic Clinic and CT LBHS
Associate Residency Program Director
Director, Yale Hispanic Psychiatry Fellowship
34 Park St, W127
New Haven CT. 06519