Medical College of Wisconsin 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 Directors
Jason Ipsarides, DNP
Anna Melville, DNP, PMHNP-BC

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

Education Coordinator
Jean Witte

APP Recruiter
Lauren Martin

Primary Collaborative Physicians
Jon Lehrmann, MD
Robert Chayer, MD

Physician Champion
Himanshu Agrawal, MD

Chair of Education Policy Committee
Christina Wichman, MD



Nurse Practitioners

  • Completion of an accredited nurse practitioner master’s or doctoral program
  • Eligible for National board certification as an Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Adult Gerontology 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: March 31 for start date September 1


  • 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


  • 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, Lauren Martin at (414) 955-5702 or via email at

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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APP Fellowship Recruitment