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New Training Positions for Mental Health Professionals Approved in Green Bay, Appleton

Feb. 21, 2014

Addresses critical mental health shortage in northeastern Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the addition of ten new training slots for mental health professionals in northeastern Wisconsin. The positions, which are established to train seven psychiatrists, two psychologists, and a pharmacist, are designed to help alleviate a critical shortage of mental health professionals in that region of the state.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in partnership with Milwaukee VA leaders proposed the training program and will oversee the seven psychiatry residents. Residency is a multi-year educational program that occurs immediately following medical school; psychiatry residents train over a four year period. Jon Lehrmann, MD, the Charles E. Kubly Professor and Chairman in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, who also serves as the Milwaukee VA Medical Center’s associate chief of staff for mental health, will oversee the overall program. Carlyle Chan, MD, professor and vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral medicine and former training director of MCW’s psychiatry residency program, will serve as interim residency training director, pending ACGME approval of the training program.

“There is a worsening shortage of mental health professionals in Wisconsin, particularly in rural areas of the state. The VA clinic in Green Bay is expanding to better meet those needs, and these training positions will bring mental health care to those patients who need it,” said Dr. Lehrmann. “Aspiring physicians who go to medical school and complete residency in Wisconsin have a better than 70-percent chance of remaining in the state to practice medicine. We are training them in the areas that need them the most.”

The overall program will have 16 slots, the other nine of which are in the approval/funding process. Residents will work at the Milo C. Huempfner VA Outpatient Clinic in Green Bay or the Appleton V.A. Community Based Outpatient Clinic, as well as other community sites.

The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee will oversee the psychology postdoctoral positions and the pharmacy residency, with onsite directors in Appleton and in Green Bay.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is opening two new regional medical education campuses, in Green Bay in 2015, and in central Wisconsin in 2016.

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