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The Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa, is home to one of the first postgraduate psychiatric fellowship programs for Physician Assistants in the United States. The goal of the program is to train Physician Assistants in the field of psychiatry in order to extend the psychiatric care provided by psychiatrists.

“The Psychiatric Fellowship is challenging me and will provide an excellent foundation for me to build upon in my chosen career in psychiatry. I have truly enjoyed my interactions here at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute and feel it has been a very growing experience.” –  Lara Kain PA-C, Psychiatric Fellow

We have designed the program to provide the tools necessary for physician assistants to care for the mentally ill patient. The Physician Assistant CMHI Fellowship graduates are very marketable in the field of psychiatry.

This Fellowship introduces the PA graduate to the intricacies of dealing with the mentally ill, providing them the opportunity to change lives.