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All Fellowship postions are currently filled. 
We will open for applications again in November 2024, for a position at the Barre Family Health Center to begin in Summer 2025. 

  • We are recruiting for a post-doctoral psychology fellow for Family Medicine.  
  • This program follows the APPIC postdoctoral selection guidelines. 

    The two-year, full-time fellowship adheres to a practitioner-scholar model and is designed to prepare clinical and counseling psychologists to achieve the following goals: 

  • Become leaders and advocates for the integration of primary care and behavioral health services
  • Practice evidence-based psychology in a primary care environment
  • Contribute to primary care practice improvement efforts including the development and improvement of integrated behavioral health services
  • Assume roles in medical education, working as a behavioral science expert within medical schools, family medicine residency training programs, family medicine departments, and other medical departments
  • Train other psychologists and behavioral health providers in integrated behavioral health

The training philosophy and model is based on a supervised experiential approach. Fellows develop close collegial relationships with family medicine residents and faculty. Mentorship and supervision are provided by a team of experienced primary care psychologists and medical educators. Fellows are given an academic appointment of Instructor in Family Medicine and Community Health at \UMass Chan Medical School.


The first residency in family medicine at UMass Chan Medical School was established in 1971. The Department of Family Medicine & Community Health presently supports two residencies in family medicine: the Worcester residency and the Fitchburg residency. The UMass Chan Worcester Family Medicine Residency has 36 residents, divided equally among three family health centers: (1) Barre Family Health Center in Barre, MA; (2) the Family Health Center of Worcester; and (3) Hahnemann Family Health Center in Worcester. The UMass Chan Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency has 15 residents whose main training site is HealthAlliance/UMass Memorial Fitchburg Family Practice, the only ambulatory primary care clinic connected to the UMass MemorialHealthAlliance Clinton Hospital - Leominster Campus. 

The Behavioral Health Fellow becomes integral to the learning environment in their designated health center and an honorary member of the family medicine residency class. Having behavioral health providers as peers in their training helps residents develop the personal relationships on which collaboration is based. Having family medicine residents as peers in their training helps the fellows develop familiarity with the primary care setting in an environment of support where help with the vagaries of “medical culture” is easily available.

Hear directly at this link from one of our alunmi, Ashley Mitton, PsyD, about the role of Clinical Psychology in Family Medicine. 

Barre Family Health Center: Established in 1973, Barre Family Health Center in Barre is staffed by specialists in family and prenatal care. Patients who require specialty care, testing or hospitalization have direct access to the region’s premier medical specialists and facilities at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Barre Family Health Center also serves as a residency training site for family medicine for the UMass Chan Medical School. Barre is the sole provider of health care for the people of Barre and its surrounding communities. Our location is also recognized as a level 3 (highest possible) Patient-centered Medical Home by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA). We also provide visits to Holden Nursing Home and local schools.