Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Community Psychiatry Fellowship

Fellowship in Community Psychiatry

General Overview
Founder

Trevor Hadley, PhD

Director
Larry Real, M.D.

Associate Director
Rachel Talley, M.D.

Duration
The Fellowship in Community Psychiatry is full-time over a 12-month period.

Compensation
Fellows will be appointed through the University of Pennsylvania and compensated $90,000 plus full benefits. Additional funding will be provided from the University of Pennsylvania for conference and educational activities. Fellows are welcome to take on additional moonlighting opportunities.

Eligibility
The fellow must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME accredited general psychiatry residency prior to entering the program. Prospective fellows must complete all application requirements.

Field Placements
The core of the fellowship consists of clinical and administrative work at collaborating public sector agencies in Philadelphia. Horizon House, which currently serves as the primary host agency for the fellowship, offers placements in recovery-oriented community mental health programs. Fellows provide direct clinical services at their host agencies for 3.5 days per week, with an additional 0.5 days for management and evaluation activities at the agency.

Didactics and Supervision
Fellows participate in 0.5 day per week of didactics at the University of Pennsylvania campus, and have an additional 0.5 day protected to work on an independent research or organizational project. The academic curriculum teaches clinical, leadership, and administrative management skills that will provide fellows with the tools and expertise to become part of the next generation of leaders in public psychiatry. Topics covered include the history of the national and local public mental health systems; and review of the intricacies of the social support system for mental health consumers including the housing system, employment supports, financial benefits, etc. The active participation of the city Department of Behavioral Health Services provides opportunities for fellows to be involved in a variety of public policy experiences. We strive to create a creative learning environment with didactic and experiential learning. Fellows are expected to complete an independent research or organizational project as part of the fellowship. A major part of the program is the ongoing support of a community of previous fellows in the mentoring and supervision of new fellows.

Application
To apply for the Fellowship in Community Psychiatry, please complete the application form and send with all supporting materials as indicated on the application form. The deadline for submitting a completed application for the 2020-2021 year is November 1st, 2019.

Contact Information
For additional information on the Fellowship in Community Psychiatry, please contact:

Linda Ramos
Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-746-7248
Fax: 215-746-7202
lindara@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Larry Real, M.D.
Program Director
Phone: 215-386-3838 ext. 12121
Larry.Real@hhinc.org

Rachel Talley, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Phone: 215-386-3838 ext. 12122
Rachel.Talley@hhinc.org


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