Public Service Psychiatry Fellowship

For over 40 years, our Department, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, and community partners have contributed to the growth of Public Psychiatry and the vision of a recovery-based approach to mental health. Department of Psychiatry faculty have collaborated with a rich network of both rural and urban providers to create a nationally recognized system of care that provides services to diverse populations in a variety of community and public sector settings. 

Led by Drs. Wesley Sowers and Julia Macedo (respectively, Director and Associate Director of the Center for Public Service Psychiatry), the Public Service Psychiatry Fellowship is a one-year program that emphasizes service development based on public health principles, diversity, and inclusiveness. Five positions are available each year. Fellows obtain the skills and knowledge to deliver clinical services of the highest quality in diverse systems of community-based care while acquiring leadership skills to excel as administrators and leaders in the field of public service psychiatry. The fellowship offers a unique training experience in both urban and rural settings that is rich in clinical, research and teaching opportunities. Our integrated approach focuses on cultivating relationships with both consumers and providers, and leveraging resources from across Pennsylvania’s mental health systems.

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