Program Overview

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Rush Medical Center’s Community Psychiatry Program is the first and only community psychiatry fellowship in the city of Chicago. 

The Community Psychiatry Fellowship offered at the Rush University Department of Psychiatry, Section of Population Behavioral Health is a unique opportunity to learn how to provide integrated care through delivery of consultation to non-mental health settings (such as primary care), telepsychiatry, and leadership to improve systems of care. The one-year fellowship will include a clinical appointment as an Instructor in Psychiatry and a combination of clinical experiences, training in collaborative care/integrated care implementation, and research training. The program allows the fellow to engage in a variety of required and elective clinical and research rotations leading up to eligibility to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty board in psychosomatic medicine.

A range of exciting clinical and research opportunities exist and the fellowship will be tailored to the interests of the individual. Rush University Medical Center is expanding its community-based initiatives in tandem with Heartland Alliance Health, working in local school-based health clinics, and has launched a new Anchor Initiative designed to support communities on the west side of Chicago. This fellowship is positioned to support clinical and research initiatives that align with these emerging programs.

Program Highlghts

  • One fellow per year will be accepted into this 1-year fellowship

  • Tentative start-date July 2020

  • MD/DO’s, NP’s and PA’s are all welcomed to apply. All applicants must be fully licensed to practice independently.

  • Fellows do not take call

  • Ample opportunities to supplement your income with internal and external moonlighting