The Psychiatry Physician Assistant Fellowship provides two, one-year training program in psychiatry; Adult Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Fellows gain experience in a variety of clinical settings with a diverse patient population. The program is balanced, with didactic education and training in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, diagnosis, and management.
The fellowship combines a structured didactic program with a comprehensive clinical experience. The goal is to train PAs to become proficient clinicians, educators, and leaders in clinical and academic psychiatry. The training is based on a core curriculum of clinical assignments, seminars, and individual supervision. Fellows learn psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatments for disorders throughout the life cycle. The didactic curriculum complements the hands-on experience and is designed to help fellows acquire a comprehensive and current base of knowledge of psychiatry.
The program includes clinical rotations as follows:
- Adult inpatient psychiatry
- Consultation-liaison service
- Outpatient psychiatry clinic
- Child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry
- Neurodevelopmental disorders
- Internal medicine
Entry Requirements and Application
- Graduate from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) before start date
- Pass the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) before start date
- Licensed to practice as a PA in Missouri before start date
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of references, to include at least a letter from: 1) PA program director (if a recent graduate); 2) physician or PA who supervised the applicant on clinical rotation or in practice
To apply, please click here to download the application.
Program Start Date
The program start date for the general psychiatry fellowship is April of each year and for the child/adolescent fellowship is October of each year. Applications are accepted year round and interviews begin to be scheduled four months prior to respective fellowship start dates. All application materials should be either emailed or mailed to the program director.
Certificate of Completion
- A stipend of $60,635
- Five weeks of vacation
- Sick leave
- Eligible for health, vision, dental and life insurance
- Books and other learning materials provided
- Paid educational leave to attend the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress