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Applicants Sought for VA Fellowship
Psychiatric News
Volume 45 Number 22 page 3-3

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking applicants for its academic year 2011-2012 Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery-Oriented Services for veterans with serious mental illness.

The purpose of the fellowship is to develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transforming mental health care systems in the 21st century by emphasizing functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Fellows will work with veterans with serious mental illness, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, other psychoses, bipolar disorder, and major depression, and receive training in delivering a range of evidence-based practices. Veterans may also have comorbid diagnoses, such as PTSD, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety.

Psychiatry fellows must be U.S. citizens and graduates of professionally accredited academic and training programs. Fellows are eligible for health and life insurance benefits and can earn leave.

The fellowship is offered at six VA sites. Applications will be accepted and reviewed at each site until all positions are filled. Application requirements and specifications may differ across sites.

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