Fellowship Spotlight: Acclaim Community-Focused Psychiatry Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers

The Acclaim Community-Focused Psychiatry Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers focuses on community level delivery of quality psychiatric care. The program is offered through a partner of the Acclaim Physician Group – the JPS Health Network department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry. Within the program are separate opportunities for physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs).

Through this program, fellows will be exposed to four different facility units in three month blocks – consult-liaison service, partial hospitalization, inpatient, and psychiatric emergency. Fellows will work with patients across age ranges on multidisciplinary teams. They will also be able to be involved in quality improvement initiatives, research, and have access to continuing education opportunities.

Program Structure

Fellows will participate in each of the four three month rotations. They will also be involved in a mentorship program and attend four, two hour sessions of didactics per week. There will also be a quality improvement participation project that the fellows work on and physician residency lectures on psychopharmacology, patient safety, quality, wellbeing, ethics, and other topics. Fellows will be assessed periodically over the course of the year.

Program Length

The Acclaim Community-Focused Psychiatry Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers is a 12 month program. This opportunity could lead to a full time position.


Applicants to the PA program must have graduated from an ARC accredited PA program. They must have a valid PA license that is unencumbered and a DEA certificate that is unrestricted. Any JPS Health Network employees who apply must be in good standing.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate, may be unofficial copies)
  • Work history including dates and work status (months and years, full vs part time)
  • Clinical rotations with locations, dates, hours, and name and title of preceptor
  • Recommendation letter (from PA program of former employer)
  • Responses to essay prompts

Learn more about how to apply and where to submit the materials on the Acclaim website.


Applications open in April with interviews in May. Tentative start date is September.