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Fellowship Programs

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa is proud to offer both ACGME-accredited and non-accredited fellowship programs to those interested in further advancing their clinical and research training.

LMSW Fellowship

This fellowship is a specialized opportunity catering to individuals who have their Master’s Degree in social work and seek additional training to work as a therapist. Fellows are assigned to the psychiatry department and work closely with a board-approved clinical supervisor to accrue hours toward independent licensure. Fellows are in a unique position to divide their work hours, so they are not only providing therapy within a wide variety of treatment needs, but perhaps most importantly fellows’ job function includes participation in a host of training lectures, groups, and projects catered toward professional interests. Learn more about the LMSW Fellowship.

INSPIRE Fellowship

The Iowa Neuroscience Specialty Program in Research Education (INSPIRE) offers post-doctoral training positions within the University of Iowa’s Department of Psychiatry. The two-year fellowship program is designed to train fellows dedicated to a career in neuroscience research. Fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside a University of Iowa senior investigator based on their research interest. Faculty mentors specialize in a wide range of research topics including, neuroimaging, genetics, molecular biology, neuromodulation, cognitive neuroscience, and epidemiology. The program stresses the acquisition and application of research skills in neuroscience technologies to examine the mechanisms, lifetime trajectory, and treatment approaches to major mental illnesses. Learn more about the INSPIRE Fellowship

Consultation-Liaison Fellowship

Consultation-liaison (C/L) psychiatrists are specialty trained physicians with expertise caring for patients with comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions. The primary training sites for our C-L Fellowship are University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the Iowa City VA Health Care System. This one-year fellowship will provide an in-depth, balanced clinical experience with didactics, research, and supervision provided by experts in consultation-liaison psychiatry, internal medicine, and family medicine. Learn more about our Consultation-Liaison Fellowship.

UIHC Addiction Medicine Fellowship 

The University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that provides specialty training in addiction medicine. This multispecialty subspecialty is open to physicians who have completed residency training in one of eight different primary medical specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, anesthesia, and preventive medicine. UIHC Addiction Medicine Fellows gain expertise in providing care to people across the lifespan with a variety of substance use disorders, in outpatient and inpatient settings, and with acute and chronic symptoms. 

UIHC Addiction Medicine Fellows rotate at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, the Iowa City VA Health Care System, and at several community-based sites. Rotations include addiction consultation, pain medicine, toxicology, emergency medicine, and community-based addiction care. Over the course of the fellowship, fellows provide longitudinal care to a panel of patients in the UIHC Addiction Medicine Clinic. Learn more about our Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

Public Psychiatry Fellowship

The Public Psychiatry Fellowship (PPF) at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics is a one- or two-year training program for psychiatrists who have completed an ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) accredited psychiatric residency training and who are interested in pursuing a career  working with, advocating for, and/or improving systems of care for individuals who have complex health needs and/or underserved populations who receive health care in the public and/or rural sector. The design and curriculum of this fellowship is consistent with recommendations from the American Association of Community Psychiatry (AACP) and published literature on Public Psychiatry Fellowships. Psychiatrists that complete this fellowship are eligible to sit for the American Association for Community Psychiatry certification examination. Learn more about our Public Psychiatry Fellowship.

Interested in something else? We suggest you review the work of the various research groups within the department and contact those researchers directly if you wish to explore other opportunities.