Boston, Massachusetts

Currently seeking physician, psychologist, and other doctorally prepared clinician fellowship applicants!

If interested, please fill out the general online screening application.

Location: VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA

Fellowship Site Established: 1994

Academic Affiliations: Boston University (BU) – School of Medicine

Fellowship Site Focus: Training a new generation of clinical scholars who are well-positioned to serve as VA leaders and experts in women Veterans Health. An important strength is an interdisciplinary collaboration between General Internal Medicine/Women’s Health and the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD. This has produced combined clinical programs, presentations and publications. Recent graduates have gone on to academic roles in research, education and administration.

Fellowship Site Goal: Produce clinical researchers who are qualified to function as independent clinician investigators in women’s health and prepare medical educators for academic roles within VA and beyond.

Research Foci: PTSD; trauma exposure and health outcomes; cancer prevention; and gender disparities.

Fellowship Related Websites: VA Boston Healthcare System Women Veterans and PTSD National Center Women’s Health Sciences Division

Boston Fellows: Click here to find out about recent publications and awards.

Medical Track Projects

Maternity Care Coordination for Women Veterans; Vaccination of Women Veterans; Knowledge, Attitude & Practice of VA PCPs; HPV Co-testing by VA Women’s Health Providers: a Pilot Study and Educational Intervention; PTSD and Metabolic Syndrome; Hormone Replacement and PTSD; Mental Health Conditions and CVD in Older Women Veterans, Women Veterans Preferences for Treatment of Fibromyalgia; A Clinic-Based Intervention to Promote Veteran Enrollment in My HealtheVet; Evaluation of Electronic Consultations to Expedite Care; FES-Rowing Versus Zoledronic Acid to Improve Bone Health in SCI; Adiposity and Bone Loss in SCI; Patient Navigation and Clinical Research to Eliminate Breast Cancer Health Disparities.

Medical Track Clinical Activities

Depending on qualifications, specialty and experiences desired fellows at our Boston site may participate in:

One continuity clinic weekly (1/2 day) providing primary care to a panel of women Veterans. Weekly (1/2 day) clinical teaching experience with medical students or residents. Optional inpatient service time with co-teaching by an experienced medical educator.

Psychology Track Projects

Post-Deployment Adjustment Among Female and Male OEF/OIF Veterans; Stress, Health and Aging Research Program; The Longitudinal Course of Stress and Trauma in a National Civilian Sample; PTSD and Suicide in Massachusetts Female and Male Veterans; Characteristics of Treatment-Seeking Women Veterans; Intimate Partner Violence, Health and Health Care Among Female Veterans; The Psychophysiology and Neurobiology of PTSD across the Menstrual Cycle; Gene-Environment Interplay in the Comorbidity of PTSD and Disordered Eating; Impact of Mental Health Symptomatology and Psychotropic Medication Use on Fertility; Validation of Modified DRRI Scales in a National Sample of Female and Male OEF/OIF Veterans; Associations Between Stigma and Mental Health Care Use in Female and Male OEF/OIF Veterans; Work and Family Functioning in Women Veterans: Implications for VA Service Use; Predictors of Smoking Cessation Effects and Success in Trauma-Exposed Women and Men with and without PTSD.

Psychology Track Clinical Activities

Clinical training with VA Boston’s Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team working with women Veterans diagnosed with a range of mental health conditions associated with traumatic stress exposure. Includes psychological assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, and supervised clinical supervision of more junior trainees. Also, fellows lead the Women’s Health and Wellness group assisting female Veterans in identifying and achieving health-related goals.

Living in Boston

Wondering what to do in your spare time while completing your fellowship in Boston? Here are some ideas!

Immerse Yourself in History – Think the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, New England architecture and Old Ironsides (the U.S.S. Constitution).

Be a Bookworm – Visit the John F Kennedy Library and Museum, the Mary Baker Eddy Library (a museum, research library, and archive in the heart of Boston), or the Boston Public Library (the Nation’s first library).

Catch a Game – Cheer on one of Boston’s professional sports teams for baseball, football, or hockey. To be ore thatn spectator, go golfing, canoeing, sailing, skiing, kayaking, or run the Boston Marathon.

Engage in the Arts, Science, and Culture – View a world-class art exhibit at the Isabella Gardner Museum or explore hands-on exhibits at the Museum of Science, but know your options are numerous.

Follow a Trail – Walk the Freedom Trail, explore more Heritage Trails, climb Bunker Hill Monument, or take the Walk to the Sea.

More links for Boston – City of Boston and State of Massachusetts