Psychiatry Fellowship in College Mental Health
The Counseling and Consultation Service at The Ohio State University offers a unique opportunity for the psychiatrist who is interested in a career in college mental health. The Ohio State University, with an enrollment of over 50,000 offers significant diversity in diagnosis, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, and country of origin.
The services of the Counseling and Consultation Service are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. The professional staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, psychology and social work interns, as well as other graduate students in training and post-graduate professional staff.
The fellowship is a twelve month placement starting July 1, with a 5-day, 40 hours per week schedule, with the assessment and treatment of college students as a priority. Opportunities will include, but will not be limited to, individual supervision with various staff psychiatrists, didactic lectures, workshops, and case conferences with other mental health professionals. The setting is exclusively outpatient with no evening or weekend call or typical managed care requirements.
The Fellow will spend approximately 60% of his or her time providing direct service to college students. The fellow will have 90 minutes for the Initial Diagnostic Evaluation and thirty minutes for follow-up visits, to be scheduled at the Fellow's discretion. Typical medical record keeping is required via dictation or voice recognition software. 8-10 hours are allowed for record keeping, case management, and general paperwork.
The Fellow will participate in a variety of training experiences and will meet individually for one hour of supervision with each of three psychiatry supervisors. Additionally, the Fellow may elect to meet with other senior staff mental health professionals who offer a rich variety of theoretical orientation, expertise, and discipline.
Fellows will participate in various didactic seminars, modules and a weekly case conference with other mental health trainees. These will average approximately 3-4 hours per week. Additional opportunities would include attending Grand Rounds in the Department of Psychiatry, supervision training, and possibly teaching medical students.
Fellows will attend full staff meeting throughout the year for an hour every week and psychiatry meetings weekly for one half hour. Committee membership for one hour per week includes opportunities for Disposition, Stigma Reduction, Utilization Review, Clinical Services or Training. Membership can rotate throughout the year. Fellows will participate in the Annual Psychiatry Retreat and the Quality Assurance Review.
Multiple opportunities exist throughout the academic year for outreach activities on The Ohio State University campus at large. These are typically done with Senior Staff or other trainees.
Limited opportunities for research, depending on the candidate's interest, may be possible. This option can be discussed at the time of the interview.
Candidates must be eligible for Board Certification and Ohio Medical Licensure. Interested candidates should send CV, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation (including a letter from the Residency Training Director) to:
LaRae Copley, M.D.
Counseling and Consultation Service
Fourth Floor, Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201-2333
Deadline for receipt of applications is February 1.