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Come back in August 2022 for information about the
next round of applications. 

  • We are recruiting post-doctoral psychology fellows 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 is provided by a team of experienced primary care psychologists and medical educators. Fellows are given an academic appointment of Instructor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


The first residency in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School was established in 1971. The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health presently supports two residencies in Family Medicine: the Worcester residency and the Fitchburg residency. The Worcester 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 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. 

HealthAlliance/UMass Memorial Fitchburg Family Practice- Located 30 miles from Worcester, the Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency  prepares residents to practice in any community with special emphasis on caring for those in greatest need. Rotations with community physicians emphasize practice-focused learning. We are able to take advantage of all the resources of a major medical center and we offer an academically stimulating program. In 2014, we established our practice in a new health center with a state-of-the-art design for team-based care and resident instruction.

UMass Memorial/HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital- Leominster Campus is a medium-sized community hospital and hosts the Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency as its only teaching service. UMass Memorial/HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital - Leominster Campus has repeatedly been voted one of America’s 'Most Wired' hospitals and MA’s 'Safest Hospital.' Our residency provides care for a diverse, multi–ethnic population.

The Fitchburg Family Practice and the Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency have been providing comprehensive primary care to the Fitchburg community since 1978. The Fitchburg Family Practice is home to one of the first family medicine residency programs in the state of Massachusetts. 

The Fitchburg Family Practice serves an economically diverse, multi-ethnic population, drawing patients from the small city of Fitchburg and its surrounding rural communities.  Roughly 30% of the Fitchburg community are individuals who identify as Hispanic/Latino, many of whom have relocated to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico, and many others who have immigrated from Columbia, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.  

In addition to providing comprehensive primary care to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, the Fitchburg Family Practice also offers integrated behavioral health assessment and intervention, integrated psychiatry, OB/GYN care, clinical pharmacy, medication treatments for substance use disorders, osteopathic manipulation (OMT), sports medicine, co-located endocrinology clinic, and co-located dietician services. 

Prospective fellows will be embedded in an interdisciplinary learning environment alongside family medicine resident physicians, clinical pharmacy students, other psychology trainees, as well as rotating medical students and physician’s assistant and nurse practitioner students. 

The Fitchburg Family Practice is also co-located in the same building as one of the regional Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Community Health Connections. 

Barre Family Health Center is located in Barre, Massachusetts. In Barre you will Experience the full breadth of primary care while practicing in a picturesque New England town.  For over 35 years, the Barre Family Health Center (BFHC) has been the sole provider of health care for the people of Barre and its 10 surrounding communities. For generations many families in Barre have received their primary care at the health center. Barre and the surrounding towns are socioeconomically diverse and primarily rural.

Given its rural setting, the BFHC is the only source of care for many patients with a broad range of behavioral health concerns, from the mild and acute, to the severe and chronic. Our health center is particularly proud of the comprehensive care provided to patients with opioid use disorder, including buprenorphine and integrated behavioral health services.

Hahnemann Family Health Center is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Health Center serves an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse urban population. Patients include blue collar and white-collar workers, stay-at-home parents, students, lawyers and other professionals. The cultural mix of Hahnemann Health Center's patients reflects the ethnic diversity of Worcester.

The majority of the patients cared for at the HFHC reside in Worcester and the surrounding towns. About half of the patients participate in the state Medicaid program, or are covered under expanded state mandated coverage. These individuals are among the most vulnerable individuals in our society.  We are proud of the difference we make in caring for their health problems related to urban poverty.