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Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship

The Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship is a 12 month post-residency training based in Nampa that focuses on providing comprehensive mental health care within the context of the primary care clinic. Fellows will be trained in advanced psychiatry applications including motivational interviewing and brief in office counselling, pediatric and geriatric psychiatry,  and addiction medicine.

This fellowship also offers the opportunity for four weeks of away elective. While not a requirement, opportunities to keep up inpatient and obstetric skill set exist through the St. Luke’s Nampa Family Medicine Service. Fellows will be trained to be subject area experts to serve as a primary care psychiatry resource within their future practice.

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One fellow will be selected each year. Applicants must have completed a 3-year ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency and be board certified in Family Medicine. At this time, we are not able to sponsor visas for the fellowship. The fellowship year starts the last week of July.  This varies by academic year. Please submit the following to apply:

  • A copy of your CV
  • Concise personal statement detailing the following:
    • Reasons for pursuing additional training in primary care psychiatry
    • Future career goals.
  • Letter of support from your Program Director
  • Two additional letters of reference, preferably one from Family Medicine faculty and another from a Psychiatrist/Behavioral Health professional

Application deadline is October 15th. Interviews will be offered in early November. The fellows will be selected by the end of December.


Email applications to:

Subject Line: Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship Application


The curriculum will be divided in five thematic blocks:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Child Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Brief In-office Counseling
  • Focus of fellows choosing

The fellow will have an opportunity to do a four week away rotation. Options could include rural opportunities in Idaho or addiction focused treatments centers. The curriculum is flexible as to meet the individual clinical and academic interests of the fellow.


Fellows are expected to participate in gender-affirming care, treatment of substance use disorder, and hepatitis C treatment.



  1. Care across the life cycle including pregnant and post-partum, pediatric, and geriatric patients.  
  2. Acute and chronic trauma (ACEs, domestic violence), specifically trauma informed care. 
  3. Work with special population as desired (developmentally disabled, transgender, incarcerated, couples, families, parenting, people with refugee status, people experiencing homelessness)
  4. Psychopharmacology management for more complex care needs and appropriate referral
  5. Health systems knowledge 
  6. work with or develop mental health resources – (AHEC HPSA work)
  7. Patient advocacy
  8. Brief counseling skills – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing
  9. Medication Assisted Treatment
  10. Proficiency in inter-professional teamwork, psychiatrists, psychologists, MSW, counselors
  11. Maintaining family medicine skill set – optional inpatient as future job needs require