The Department supports several fellowship programs which have been developed to address the needs of our local communities. Each of these programs are involved in medical student and resident education and provide additional training opportunities for our family medicine residents.
- The Primary Care Psychology Fellowship is a model for training medical and psychological providers in integrated behavioral primary care. The two-year, full-time fellowship prepares fellows to practice integrated behavioral health within primary care practices. Training adheres to a practitioner-scholar model and is designed to prepare clinical and counseling psychologists to become leaders and advocates for integrated, collaborative healthcare. The fellowship is closely affiliated with the Department’s Family Medicine Residency Programs.
- The Sports Medicine Fellowship is a leader in the field of Primary Care Sports Medicine through education, research, clinical services, and community outreach. The year-long Fellowship trains 2 fellows annually and is open to graduates of ACGME accredited residencies in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine. The program emphasizes all aspects of Primary Care Sports Medicine including illness and injury related to exercise, physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, sports psychology, and ethical/medical-legal aspects of exercise and sports.
- The Preventive Medicine Residency/Fellowship prepares primary care physician leaders in public health and preventive medicine working with local and state health departments. The two-year long Program is designed to prepare physicians for a wide range of careers in public health agencies, community health centers, research institutions, academic medicine, and managed care organizations. Residents pursue individualized training programs aimed to meet their specific career goals, while learning a common core of skills and knowledge. The Program provides flexibility in resident schedules and a wide array of training sites along with a clearly defined set of core requirements and performance expectations.
- The Fellowship in Global Health seeks to train family physicians to become leaders in global family medicine by training them to be clinicians, advocates, community health scholars and teachers locally and globally through equitable local-global partnerships. This non-accredited, 2-year long Fellowship was implemented in response to a growing interest in the field and is hosted by the Family Health Center of Worcester.
- The Fellowship in HIV/Viral Hepatitis Care is a non-accredited, yearlong Fellowship implemented in response to a growing interest in the field and is hosted by the Family Health Center of Worcester. The Fellowship seeks to address the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals by training family and internal medicine primary care specialists to also become experts in HIV and Hepatitis B and C and to become educators and leaders in the care of these patients in community-based primary care settings.
- The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship offered by the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UMass is a one-year ACGME approved Fellowship for physicians trained in internal medicine or family medicine. The Division of Geriatric Medicine is dually situated within the Department of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, with fellowship faculty from both departments. This provides a diverse faculty and a variety of approaches to health, education, and research regarding older persons. Fellows learn the principles of Geriatric Medicine through a combination of longitudinal and block clinical care experiences in the outpatient, inpatient, home, long-term care, and subacute care settings. Fellows work closely with Division and other UMass faculty and community resources, and have opportunities for teaching medical students and residents.
- The Worcester-based MPH Program is accredited through the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass/Amherst, yet offered through the Department with courses taught in Worcester by faculty from both campuses. The MPH Program prepares students with enhanced skills in epidemiology and public health and draws a wide spectrum of learners, including UMass students, residents and fellows, area physicians, and other health professionals looking to broaden their knowledge of Public Health.