The Behavioral Health Fellowship is a 12 month program of special training designed to provide Family Medicine physicians, particularly those planning to practice in rural communities, the experience needed to better care for mental health & psychiatric patients. The fellowship prepares physicians to provide the following:
- Expertise in psychopharmacology
- Integrated Behavioral Health care within primary care clinic
- Training in evaluation and treatment of psychiatric problems, as well as autism, ADHD, and managing chronic pain.
- Precept Family Medicine residents in the outpatient clinic and/or hospital
- Work effectively in an inter-professional team of faculty physicians, resident physicians, clinical pharmacists, care coordinators, social workers in various settings.
- Curriculum and fellowship directed by Dr. Bill Miller, MD Psychiatrist
- Inpatient adult, child/adolescent and CD psychiatric rotations in first months of fellowship to focus on diagnostic, medical and psychopharmacologic education experience.
- Maintain and expand general medicine skills in family medicine outpatient continuity clinic
- Available inpatient medicine rotation to maintain inpatient medicine skills up to 5 – one week rotations spread throughout fellowship
- Comprehensive clinical instruction
- Rigorous didactic curriculum, including structured, independent reading and academic seminars
- Teaching and supervision opportunities
- Optional research time
- Six months of behavioral health electives to shape needs of fellowship training
Salary & Benefits
- $75,000 annual salary
- 30 paid days off: 17 vacation, 6 holidays, 7 sick days
- $1,500 CME stipend
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
- Long-term disability
- Malpractice Insurance Coverage
- Idaho Board of Medicine and Pharmacy licensing fees
- DEA licensing fees
- Approved association memberships
One fellow will be selected. Applicants must be board certified, or eligible for board certification, in Family Medicine. Application Deadline is October 1st. Interview will be offered in November and December and the fellow will be selected by end of January. Fellowship will start the first Monday of August.
Send all application materials to: Email FMResidency@kh.org or Mailed: Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine Residency, Attention: Behavioral Health Fellowship Director, 1919 Lincoln Way, Suite 315, Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814.
- CV including prior educational, work and/or public service experience
- A one page summary addressing your reasons for pursuing a Behavioral Health Fellowship and future career goals
- A letter of support from applicants Family Medicine Residency Director
- Two letters of support from residency faculty members