Apply to the IMPACT Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the IMPACT T32 fellowship program in adolescent and child psychiatry! Applications are available as downloadable Word files. Send the completed application and all required supplemental materials (CV, letters of recommendation, transcripts) electronically to Pamala Pyle ( Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Feel free to contact Pamala for any program/application-related questions. 

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Post-Doctoral Applicants

This two-year, NIMH-funded training program matches creative and energetic post-doctoral (MD, DO, PhD, MD/PhD) individuals in mental health-related disciplines with faculty members who provide mentorship across an array of approaches and methods, including fMRI, genetics, statistical modelling, treatment evaluation, and implementation science. In addition, we provide resources for travel, coursework, and pilot research, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance for fellows and their dependents.

There is no formal application deadline for the post-doctoral program; however, it is advised that you apply well in advance of your proposed start date. Most people apply approximately a year in advance. The program has a limited number of positions available each year, so it is better to apply sooner rather than later. Download the application form here.

Required Post-Doctoral Application Materials
  • Completed application form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Pre-Doctoral Applicants

The IMPACT fellowship program is a paid, eight-week, pre-doctoral research elective offered each year for up to four medical students. Most students complete the fellowship during the summer between their first and second years of medical school, although other times may be available. Each student is paired with a mentor from our training faculty whose work complements the student’s research interests. Fellows in the program will work on a project that may lead to a scientific presentation and/or a peer-reviewed publishable product. In addition to performing research, fellows also shadow mental health professionals in the clinic.

There is no formal application deadline for the pre-doctoral program; however, we stop accepting students after the maximum of four fellows has been reached for the year. Most students submit applications between January and February for the upcoming summer. Application to this program is limited to medical students. We welcome applications from students at the University of Pittsburgh as well as from other schools throughout the United States. Download the application form here.

Required Pre-Doctoral Application Materials
  • Completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official medical school transcript, complete up to and including, your grades for the preceding fall