Primary Care Behavioral Health Fellowship

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The Primary Care Behavioral Health Fellowship at the University of Minnesota provides two years of training on the integration of behavioral health and primary care.

The fellowship prepares fellows to provide integrated behavioral health services within a primary care clinic, such as the following:

  • Implement behavioral health programs that target population health and other quality improvement initiatives
  • Work effectively in an interprofessional team (faculty physicians, resident physicians, clinical pharmacists, care coordinators, and many others)
  • Precept family medicine residents on topics such as patient-centered communication, behavior change counseling, and mental health diagnosis and treatment
  • Engage in scholarly activity that advances the field of integrated behavioral health

Brief history

We offer two fellowship opportunities within the department. One opportunity was established in 2007 and involves a longstanding partnership between two of our family medicine residency programs at Bethesda and Smiley's family medicine clinics.

Recently, we expanded another fellowship training opportunity at a third family medicine residency program, which is at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and North Memorial Medical Center.

The fellowship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).