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Community Psychiatry Fellowship

Take advantage of this one-year training opportunity for general and specialty psychiatry trainees preparing to enter their PGY-5 or above year of training.


To prepare psychiatrists to be effective local, national, and global leaders in community mental health by providing training in interdisciplinary models of care, community-minded and recovery-oriented clinical services, consumer-relevant research, evidence-based practices, quality improvement, and mental health advocacy and policy.


  • Expert-led seminars to apply literature review to practical clinical scenarios
  • Dedicated time in diverse community settings, including the STEP Community Mental Health Clinics, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, Encompass First Episode Psychosis Program.
  • Opportunities to take an active role in site administration
  • Completion of an academic project with program supervision
  • Elective experience with various state entities, advocacy organizations, and community partners
  • Exposure to policy formation with various stakeholders within the mental health system


  • 50% Didactics, mentoring/supervision, and academic project
  • 50% Clinical


Application for the 2020-2021 year will begin in Fall 2020.

For additional information, contact:
Mindy Asbury, MD

The Community Psychiatry Fellowship enjoys the support of university, government, and local and regional non-government and volunteer organizations, including: the UNC Schools of Public Health, Social Work, and Pharmacy; the UNC Department of Psychology, and the Sheps Center for Health Services Research; the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, and the North Carolina General Assembly; Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organization; and Community Care of North Carolina.