Fellowship Programs

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  • Primary Care Health Psychology Fellowship

    Recognizing the importance of integrating health and behavior, the Department of Family Medicine provides a Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Primary Care for those who have completed a residency in psychology.

    Dr. Molly Clark
    Dr. Molly Clark

    This training program is based on a cognitive-behavioral orientation and strongly emphasizes a scientist-practitioner model. By demonstrating the capacity of psychologists to be behavioral science experts and important change agents within health care settings, this program is designed to optimally prepare early career psychologists for positions in an academic health care center.

    The fellowship program was initially developed during the 1998-99 academic year and evolved into a two-year position with two fellows working in a staggered vertical team design. This design allows for the recruitment of one new fellow per year, who functions as a "junior fellow" during the first year and upon matriculation to the second year, becomes a "senior fellow."

    Within the Department of Family Medicine, fellows have the opportunity to develop their clinical, research and administrative skills within an academic health care setting. A strong emphasis is placed on fellows learning to become effective members of trans-disciplinary primary care teams. The fellowship provides many exciting opportunities for fellows to prepare for a career in health psychology.

    How to apply

    Applicants must have or be near completion of a doctoral degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program in either clinical or counseling psychology, including an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. However, the successful applicant must have completed the doctoral degree before being eligible for employment. Applicants who are committed to a scientist-practitioner model, have a clinical background in behavioral therapies and have interests in health-related research are preferred.

    A letter of intent describing personal training objectives, a curriculum vitae, any representative publications and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the following address by December 30, 2016:

    •  MaChandra Forest-Wilder
        UMMC - Department of Family Medicine
        2500 N. State St. 
        Jackson, MS 39216 
        Phone: (601) 984-5425 
        Fax: (601) 984-6835
        E-mail:  mforestwilder@umc.edu

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