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APP Psychiatry and Mental Health Fellowship

The APP Psychiatry and Mental Health Fellowship is an immersive 12-month program in mental health focusing on underserved populations in a community-based setting. It attracts APPs seeking a structured educational program to support and guide their development of proficient clinical decision making and their application of specialized skills in the care of the mentally ill patients through in-person didactics and mentored clinical experiences. This program is a Certificate Program in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing.    
NP Psychiatry and Mental Health Residency

About our Fellowship

Why Choose a Psychiatric Behavioral Health Fellowship?

Why Choose a Psychiatric Behavioral Health Fellowship?

  • Structured experiences are great for new graduates or practitioners transitioning to a new practice area.
  • Clinical rotations include:
    • General Psychiatric Ambulatory Clinics
    • General Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
    • Geriatric Psychiatry
    • Toxicology
    • Child and Adolescent
    • Child Development
  • Embedded Psychiatry Ambulatory Clinics may include:
    • HIV
    • LGBTQ+
    • Internal medicine integrated behavioral health
    • Substance use disorders
    • Perinatal

  • APP fellow receives stipend, educational funds, standard MCW APP benefits, and post-fellowship recruitment incentives
  • The program integrates additional multi-faceted didactic opportunities to enhance the clinical learning experience including:
    • In-person lectures
    • Case presentations
    • Online didactics and learning modules
    • Self-reflective gratitude journaling
    • Specialty focused didactics including lectures and journal clubs
APP Psychiatry and Mental Health Fellowship Leadership

APP Psychiatry and Mental Health Fellowship Leadership

Fellowship Program Director
Judy Evenson, PMHNP-BC

Fellowship Assistant Program Director
Abigayle Andrews, PA-C

MCW APP Programs Director
Sarah Vanderlinden, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Education Coordinator
Amanda Gross

APP Recruiter
Amanda Steffens
appfellowship@mcw.edu

Primary Collaborative Physicians
Jon Lehrmann, MD
Robert Chayer, MD

Physician Champion
Himanshu Agrawal, MD

Chair of Education Policy Committee
Christina Wichman, MD

Eligibility

Eligibility

Nurse Practitioners

  • Completion of an accredited nurse practitioner master’s or doctoral program
  • Eligible for National board certification as an Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Eligible for licensure as a NP in Wisconsin
  • Eligible for a DEA license
  • Acceptable criminal background check

Physician Associate

  • Completion of an accredited physician associate's master’s program
  • Eligible for NCCPAs certification
  • Eligible for licensure as a PA in Wisconsin
  • Eligible for a DEA license
  • Acceptable criminal background check
Program Details

Program Details

Start date: September 1

Length of fellowship: 12 months

Cohort size: 4 fellows per year

Credentials awarded: Certification of completion (Note: this does not take the place of a post-master's certification program)

Application Details

Application Details

Application Deadlines: January 31 for start date September 1

Interviews

  • Candidates who have completed their entire application will be reviewed by the fellowship selections committee
  • Top candidates will be identified for an HR interview
  • In-person or virtual interviews with the fellowship team for select candidates

Application

  • Complete the Human Resources application.
  • Submit to Human Resources:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Education Transcripts from the masters/doctorate nurse practitioner or physician assistant program
    • Copy of BCLS card (must be American Heart Association issued)
  • Three letters of recommendation:
    • Reference letters should address clinical experience, clinical knowledge & critical thinking, professionalism, and learning ability
    • If you have graduated within the past two years, submit one letter from your program director or clinical faculty
    • Preference for one letter submitted by a physician or APP who has worked with you clinically
  • One-page statement of interest in postgraduate fellowship training within this specialty

If you have any questions, please contact our provider recruiter, Amanda Steffens at (414) 955-8351 or via email at appfellowship@mcw.edu.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellowship Benefits

  • Immersion in specialty clinical practice and education
  • Professional mentorship and networking
  • Stipend of $60,000
  • NP and PA MCW benefits
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Recruitment incentive and post-graduate placement support

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