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Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 50, Issue 7, pp 765–770 | Cite as

Factors Impacting the Decision to Participate in and Satisfaction with Public/Community Psychiatry Fellowship Training

  • Michael Weinberg
  • Stephanie LeMelle
  • Jules Ranz
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Abstract

During yearly meetings of the recently developed network of 15 public/community psychiatry fellowships, it has been noted that programs are having varying degrees of success with regard to recruitment. To understand factors that impact recruitment, a quality improvement survey of fellows and alumni was conducted. Respondents were asked to rate overall satisfaction with their fellowship training as well as perceived benefits and obstacles to participating in a fellowship program, and impact on their careers. A total of 155 (57 %) fellows and alumni responded. Factor analysis was used to condense the variables, and a multiple regression explored factors predicting overall fellowship program satisfaction. Factors that represented perceived benefits had higher means than did factors that represent obstacles. Respondents highly valued the extent to which these fellowships enhanced their careers, with regard to job opportunities, academics, networking and leadership.

Keywords

Psychiatric education Public and community psychiatry Workforce development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Weinberg
    • 1
  • Stephanie LeMelle
    • 1
  • Jules Ranz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, NYS Psychiatric InstituteColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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