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Clinical Track

Clinical Rotations

The clinical rotations provided by the Fellowship give Postdoctoral Fellows a unique opportunity to train in Clinical Health Psychology within an Integrated Primary Care setting. Integrated Primary Care is a model that combines medical and behavioral health services for the spectrum of problems that patients bring to primary medical care. Because most patients in primary care have a physical ailment affected by stress, problems maintaining healthy lifestyles, or a psychological disorder, it is clinically effective and cost-effective to make behavioral health providers part of primary care. Patients can feel that for any problem they bring, they have come to the right place. Teamwork of mental health and medical providers is an embodiment of the biopsychosocial model.

Fellows also train within the context of The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH refers to an organizational model to deliver the core functions of primary care, including: patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated care, access, quality and safety.

Postdoctoral Fellows will alternate between two 12-month rotations form the following:

Rotation 1: Rural Primary Care

Training Site: Pediatrics (“Children’s Care Immokalee” at the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida)

Rotation 2: Behavioral Medicine & Chronic Disease Management & Prevention

Primary Training Site: Women’s Health (“Women’s Care Immokalee”/Obstetrics at the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida)

Secondary Training Site: Family Medicine/Internal Medicine (“Family Care Immokalee” at the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Marion E. Fether Medical Center)