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The Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship, offered through Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, is open to candidates who have completed an ACGME-approved psychiatry residency or fellowship.
The focus of the program is to help fellows develop skills in administration, leadership and cultural and religious sensitivity, and to gain a deeper understanding of systems of care, mental health advocacy, health maintenance and prevention and addiction and recovery.
The Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers the opportunity for fellows to earn a graduate certificate in public health, which will provide 15 credits toward a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
Fellowship curriculum combines a strong didactic base with clinical experiences in community settings as well as supervision, expert speakers in community psychiatry, participation in national conferences and completion of a research/QI project.
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The mission of the Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship is to create a program that promotes administrative leadership, ethical decision making, empathy, service in the public and community sectors, strong communication skills and cultural awareness and sensitivity. The program will emphasize understanding of the needs of communities through training in health maintenance and prevention, recovery, psychosocial interventions, systems of care and administrative and advocacy exposure and experience. This vision statement is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health’s aim “to achieve excellence through the integration of education, research, patient care and service to the community.”
The program operates under the values of:
- Respect for everyone
- Trust, honesty and integrity in all things
- Teamwork and collaboration internally and externally
- Compassion for everyone
- Diversity of workforce, patients, students and leaders
- Excellence in all things
The fellowship’s goal is to recruit, train and retain psychiatrists to be effective local, national and global leaders in the community.
General Application Information
Candidates must be have completed an ACGME-approved psychiatry residency or fellowship before the start of this program.
To apply, submit the following information:
- Curriculum vitae
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- USMLE transcript
- ECFMG status report
- Letter of recommendation from current program director
- Additional letter of recommendation
- Training verification form
Materials should be sent to:
Daisy Shirk, DO
Program Director, Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
2501 N. Third St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
- Completion of psychiatry residency
- Unrestricted license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to the start of the fellowship
- Suboxone DEA X Wavier and DEA Clozapine REM certification