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Perinatal and Women's Mental Health Fellowship

We offer a one-year Perinatal and Women's Mental Health Fellowship with an optional second year for candidates with a medical doctorate who have completed a psychiatry residency. Two candidates are accepted each year. Fellows will join a rich, collaborative environment with other clinicians and scientists in the Feinberg School of Medicine and throughout the university. The fellowship presents opportunities to complement existing clinical and research initiatives in women’s and perinatal mental health. Clinical duties are 50 percent of the fellowship and include patient care and participation in departmental educational activities. The remaining 50 percent of the fellowship includes educational activities which includes didactics and protected time to complete the required scholarly project. 

Requirements & Eligibility

Eligible candidates will have completed a ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency program prior to the start date and will have board eligibility in general psychiatry. The candidate should have a strong clinical background with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic mental disorders.

When to apply

We will begin accepting applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship beginning August 1, 2023 through November 1, 2023. 

How to Apply

To apply, send the required documents by email in a Word document or PDF to Barb Sutcliffe at or by mail to:

Barbara Sutcliffe
Asher Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
676 N. St. Clair St., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611

Required Documents

  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement - (One page maximum) describing your interests in perinatal and women’s mental health, achievements, and career goals (optional – include interests/goals in research)
  • Two current letters of recommendation (to be emailed directly by the writer)


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Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS


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