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Postdoctoral Fellowship and Post-residency Fellowship Positions

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Posted: 1/28/2014
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship and Post-residency Fellowship Positions
Employer: VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

The VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the VISN 5 MIRECC has one post-doctoral fellowship position psychology and one post-residency fellowship psychiatry position in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. The goal of these two-year fellowships is to train psychologists and psychiatrists to become leading clinical researchers in the area of serious mental


Applicants for the psychology fellowship position must have graduated from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology (or be on track to complete their graduate program prior to beginning the fellowship), must have completed an APA-accredited internship, and must be U.S. citizens. Successful applicants typically have substantial research and clinical experience in the area of adult serious mental illness and plan to pursue a career focused on research. Individuals who are interested in applying for the psychology fellowship should contact Melanie Bennett, PhD, at or (410) 637-1859.

Applicants for the psychiatry post-residency fellowship must have completed Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited residency training, must be either board certified or actively pursuing board certification, and specifically interested in pursuing a clinical research career focused on psychiatric disorders and associated conditions. Applicants must also have an active, unrestricted U.S. license to practice. International medical graduates must also have a current visa and an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate that is valid indefinitely. Applicants on a J-1 visa must also have current ECFMG sponsorship. Individuals who are interested in applying for the post-residency fellowship should contact Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH at

More information can be found on the national MIRECC website and at the VISN 5 website. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Melanie Bennett at for more information.


Applicants should provide a letter stating research goals and interests and how these fit with the opportunities and investigators at the VISN 5 MIRECC. In addition, applicants should send a CV and three letters of references. It is recommended that prior to applying, potential applicants contact Dr. Bennett to ask questions and get details about the fellowship. Application materials can be mailed or emailed to Dr. Bennett at

Applications Are Due: February 1, 2014

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