Community Psychiatry Fellowship
Fellowship in Community Psychiatry
Rachel Talley, M.D.
Larry Real, M.D.
Sosunmolu Shoyinka, M.D
The Fellowship in Community Psychiatry is full-time over a 12-month period.
The fellow must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME accredited general psychiatry residency prior to entering the program. Prospective fellows must complete all application requirements.
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 work at their host agencies for 4 days per week, primarily providing direct clinical services and also participating in management and evaluation activities.
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.
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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until fellowship slots are filled.
Rachel Talley, M.D.
Phone: 215-386-3838 ext. 12122
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