Department of Veterans Affairs Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research
1. Improve quality of specialty care for Veterans with serious and persistent mental health disorders and substance use disorders by:
2. Improve quality of mental health care provided in primary care settings by:
3. Improve access to and engagement in care for Veterans with untreated mental health and substance use disorders in the community by:
Individualized, mentored research is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. If applicable, fellows may also be offered opportunities to increase their experience and knowledge in the clinical treatment of mental health disorders.
2. If applicable, place fellows in clinical settings appropriate to their research interests such that their clinical practice (25% time clinical, 75% research and education) will complement and enhance their research training. Opportunities to teach in clinical settings may also be available. If clinical opportunities are available, fellows will use an evidence-based approach to care, treatment planning, and service delivery.
3. Offer fellows other opportunities to optimize their success in academic settings, such as career mentoring, exposure to grant writing and grantsmanship, technical writing, training in research ethics and IRB procedures, and opportunities to provide research and/or clinical (if applicable) supervision in their area of focus.
South Central MIRECC
2200 Fort Roots Drive, 16MIR
N. Little Rock, AR 72114-1706