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Little Rock, Arkansas Fellowships | South Central MIRECC

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Overview

SC MIRECC offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships in psychology and psychiatry in Little Rock, Arkansas. By the end of the program, Fellows pursuing academic clinical-research careers should be ready to submit applications for career development awards, such as VA Career Development Awards or NIH K-Awards.

Advanced Psychology Fellowship

This two-year psychology fellowship trains professional psychologists and other associated health professionals for future leadership roles in research, education, and clinical services. Applied clinical research and education activities make up 75% of fellowship training, and formal clinical training rotations make up 25% of the fellowship. Core research areas include:
- Implementation of evidence-based treatment
- Brief interventions for substance use disorders
- Computer-based technology in mental health treatment
- Evidence-based practices in clinical settings
- Implementation science
- Primary care and mental health integration
- Qualitative methods
- Rural populations access to treatment
- Rural/urban disparities in care
- Telemedicine

To learn more, download the psychology fellowship application instructions. You can also review the psychology fellowship brochure.

Advanced Psychiatry Fellowship

Advanced Psychiatry Fellowship

Trains professional psychiatrists for future leadership roles in research, education, and clinical services, particularly in academic and medical care settings such as Veterans Health Administration. Applied clinical research and education activities make up 75% of fellowship training, and formal clinical training rotations make up 25% of the fellowship. Core research areas include:
- Implementation of evidence-based treatment
- Brief interventions for substance use disorders
- Computer-based technology in mental health treatment
- Evidence-based practices in clinical settings
- Implementation science
- Primary care and mental health integration
- Qualitative methods
- Rural populations access to treatment
- Rural/urban disparities in care
- Telemedicine

To learn more, download the psychiatry fellowship application instructions. You can also review the psychiatry fellowship brochure.

 

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Training Site

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is a large and complex VA Medical System, with two large medical facilities in the Little Rock metropolitan area of about 580,000 people. CAVHS also has community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) throughout Arkansas to serve its large rural population of Veterans. In addition to the SC MIRECC, CAVHS hosts three other VA research centers: the HSR&D Center for Mental Healthcare Outcomes Research (CeMHOR), the Behavioral Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (BH QUERI), and the Little Rock Geriatric, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). The academic affiliate is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Fellows receive Instructor appointments and work with faculty in the Division of Health Services Research within the UAMS Department of Psychiatry.

Arkansas, “the Natural State,” offers a multitude of scenic landscapes along with natural and cultural resources and programs. Little Rock, the state capitol, has many excellent restaurants, a thriving cultural community, museums, public golf courses, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and the 17-mile Arkansas River Trail for walking, jogging, and cycling. Arkansas has a large state park system with campsites, hiking trails, mountain lodges, interpretive events, fall foliage programs, and activities for all seasons.

Other Helpful Information

Other Fellowships in Little Rock

CAVHS offers one-year postgraduate fellowships in clinical psychology with two tracks: one emphasizing PTSD and the other emphasizing psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery, and serious mental illness (PSR). The PSR fellowship is open to applicants from social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychiatry, nursing, and occupational therapy. For more information, visit the CAVHS fellowship program webpage or contact Dr. Courtney Crutchfield at Courtney.Crutchfield@va.gov or (501) 257-3471.

 

 

Last updated: September 21, 2017