VA-Sponsored Advanced Fellowships in PTSD Research and Treatment: Menlo Park, CA.
Fellowships: PTSD Research and Treatment
VA-Sponsored Advanced Fellowships: Menlo Park, CA
The National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Stanford University offers two-year term fellowships designed to train physicians, psychologists, and other health professionals in clinically-related PTSD research. Two incoming Fellows (one physician and one non-physician) are funded each year. Fellows will work in the Dissemination and Training division of the National Center for PTSD and will be affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine.
The primary objective of the training program is to prepare individuals for academically-oriented careers in clinical research, health services research, or implementation science aimed at improving care for veterans with PTSD. Fellows devote 75% of their time to research and education activities and 25% to clinical training.
Fellows will conduct an educational project and have exposure to large-scale dissemination/implementation projects to improve PTSD services in VA. Fellows receive additional clinical training and supervised practice in PTSD treatment. Fellows will benefit from a rich educational and clinical environment at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University, and the National Center for PTSD, and will participate in a biweekly video-teleconference seminars with VA Mental Health Fellows throughout the country. Non-physician Fellows will start around September, 2013. Physician Fellow start dates are flexible, between July and September 2013.
Fellows receive additional clinical training and supervised practice in PTSD treatment. Fellows will benefit from a rich educational and clinical environment at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University, and the National Center for PTSD, and will participate in a biweekly video-teleconference seminars with VA Mental Health Fellows throughout the country.
How to Apply
Applications for the Non-Physician and Physician tracks are being accepted as of November 15, 2012. Interviews will begin in early January 2013 with acceptance notifications no later than March 15. Applications should include a personal statement of professional goals and interests, a curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. Applications can be sent via email or surface mail. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Psychologist applicants must have obtained a doctorate from an APA accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and completed an APA accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology. Social Work or Nursing applicants must have a doctorate from an accredited program and have appropriate clinical training. Associated Health Fellows must be U.S. citizens. Associated Health Fellow stipends are currently $50,006 annually with yearly increases.
Physician applicants must have completed ACGME accredited residency training, be board eligible or board certified, and have an active, unrestricted U.S. license to practice. International medical graduates must also have a current visa and an ECFMG certificate that is valid indefinitely. Applicants on a J-1 visa must have current ECFMG sponsorship as well. The VA funds Physician Fellows’ stipends in amounts based on previously completed ACGME accredited residency training.
Associated Health (Non-Physician) Fellows
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