Educational Objectives

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Educational Objectives

Goals and Major Objectives:
The overall goal of the Global Mental Health Fellowship is to graduate psychiatrists who can meaningfully contribute to sustainable development of mental health in low-resource settings in both low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and high-income countries through clinical, capacity building, research, and education efforts. The fellowship is designed to develop a set of core competencies described below.

  • Describe the cultural expressions of mental illness and implement culturally appropriate prevention and treatment.
  • Utilize locally available resources, including limited/essential medications, to provide high-quality clinical care to address the local burden of mental illness.
  • Collaborate on an interdisciplinary team to strengthen and expand access to mental health services.
  • Develop effective teaching skills to build the capacity of local health workers to care for the mentally ill using evidence-based protocols.
  • Develop research skills in health services and implementation science and community based participatory research to strengthen health systems.
  • Obtain clinical competence in managing common mental health conditions within immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking¬† populations.
  • Adhere to principles of ethical and equitable clinical practice.
  • Develop a career plan that incorporates global mental health work after completion of the fellowship.