| Public Psychiatry Fellowship
of Columbia University
Published surveys (see links, below) reveal that Fellowship alumni rate their experience in the Fellowship as crucial to their development as public psychiatrists. According to our current records, over 95% identify their primary work setting as a public agency (state, federal, CMHC, municipal, public voluntary) and over 80% have academic appointments. The vast majority work essentially full-time at these sites, and 66% have management positions. These surveys confirms that the Fellowship fulfills its mandate to train psychiatrists committed to public sector work. The increasing quality and quantity of applicants to the fellowship each year is testimony to the vitality of the commitment of young psychiatrists to actively participate in the shaping and delivery of mental health services in the public sector.The Fellowship is in the Department of Postgraduate Education of New York State Psychiatric Institute, the headquarters of the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center. Field Sites are public mental health organizations located throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
the oldest, largest and best known program training post-graduate
psychiatrists to be public
sector leaders, the fellowship is frequently consulted by professionals
around the country interested in establishing such programs. In
response, the faculty has developed seven core
elements which they view as essential for such a training program.
|Brochure||Of special interest are sections describing
Innovative Aspects of the Fellowship and
Programs started and/or run by alumni and list of Agencies
that have served as field placement sites
||For an up to date description of academic
curriculum modules and reading material
make up a
large percentage of the major professional committees in the New York
metropolitan area (See
Activities, Awards, New Association
Leadership Positions, New
Management Positions and Research Funding of Alumni, Fellows and
An article describing the Fellowship and results of the alumni survey was published in May 1996 (Psychiatric Services 47:512-516, 1996; See article ) .
A second article, appearing in the July 1997 issue of Psychiatric Services , reports that based upon a survey of alumni's roles in public agencies, medical directors perform a significantly greater variety of tasks and report significantly greater job satisfaction compared to staff psychiatrists ( Psychiatric Services 48:915-20, 1997; See article) .
A third article, published in Psychiatric Services in September 1998, further examines the results of the survey of alumni's roles in public agencies. Despite respondents' belief that clinical collaboration activities most contribute to job satisfaction, it is in fact the performance of administrative tasks that are best correlated with overall job satisfaction. Most of the medical directors in the survey had program, rather than agency, level responsibilities. The article concludes that the role of program medical director can serve as a crucial next step for staff psychiatrists, offering the opportunity to perform administrative tasks. (Psychiatric Services 49:1203-7, 1998 See article).
interview with Dr. Ranz , director of the Fellowship, summarizing
the above findings, was published in the September 15th, 2000 issue of
|Definition of Public Psychiatry||Director||Faculty|
|Fellows and Alumni||Syllabus||Field Placements|
|Surveys||Program Evaluation #1||Prog
|Alumni Survey Form||Role of Psychiatrist Survey Form|
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