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Published: October 13, 2021

Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship

Primary care providers are on the frontline for the delivery of psychiatric treatment. However, many providers are under-resourced and often have suboptimal training to support most psychiatric care. The Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship lays the groundwork for expanding psychiatric education for primary care specialists currently in practice and providing the bulk of care for patients with behavioral health issues. This one-year fellowship is an invaluable opportunity for primary care practitioners to increase their confidence and skills in caring for mentally ill patients. Our non-traditional training program is primarily available for primary care providers working in internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, OB-GYN. Past fellows have included MDs, DOs, NPs, and PAs. Full-tuition scholarships are currently available to cover the tuition cost of $15,500.

UC Irvine Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship 2022
The curriculum includes over 50 hours of training and will lead to a certificate of completion from the UC Irvine School of Medicine:

  • Two-weekend intensive trainings (24-28 hours*); pending any California COVID-19 restrictions
    • Friday, January 28 & Saturday, January 29 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
    • Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront (Location is tentativ
  • Live webinars on the second Monday at noon and third Monday at 5:15 PM (PST) via Zoom (21 hours*)
    • Second Monday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST
    • Third Monday of the month from 5:15 – 6:30 PM PST'
  • One hour per month of mentoring sessions with a TNT faculty member (11 hours)
    • TBA (outside normal clinic hours)
  • Specialized Child and Adolescence Psychiatry Track - New for 2022
  • Complimentary lifelong learning for alumni

*These activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), formerly known as Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Scholarship information:
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be considered:

  • Be currently employed or have accepted employment as a primary care or emergency provider (MD, DO, NP, PA) in the following specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, or pediatrics.
  • Work at a qualifying practice site in a Federally Qualified Health Center/lookalike, Health Professional Shortage Area – Primary Care (HPSA-PC) or Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) in California.
  • Work at a practice site with at least 50 percent of patients from a medically underserved population (uninsured, Medi-Cal, or beneficiaries of another publicly funded program that serves patients who earn less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level).
  • Currently, serve or plan on serving children and youth 25 years of age or younger.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is November 15, 2021, at 11:45 PM PST. Your application must be submitted online to the TNT program by November 10, 2021, for review. Upon approval, you will receive the link for the HCAI scholarship application. Deadlines are subject to change as funding is limited.

Click here for HCAI scholarship flyer

Apply for TNT PCP 2022 Cohort today

Visit UCI Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship website

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