Integrated Care Pathway August Meeting & Newsletter
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Join Us August 16: Integrated Care Pathway Meeting

Enjoy a light lunch and find out more about Integrated Care career opportunities within the department.

This month we are pleased to have Joe Baldwin, MD and Jessica Whitfield, MD, MPH, our 2018-2019 Integrated Care Fellows, talk about the Integrated Care Fellowship: what drew them to it, what they can expect as part of the fellowship year, and how it fits into their career plans. 

What Is the Integrated Care Pathway?

Joseph Cerimele, MD, MPH leads discussion at the April 2018 ICP meeting.

The Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) is a program within the Division of Population Health of the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This career development pathway for psychiatry residents, one of the first of its kind, provides a rich array of experiences to learn about integrated care and to develop unique clinical skills. 

The goals of the ICP are:
  • Increase resident exposure to the spectrum of care integrating behavioral and physical health care.
  • Provide mentorship to psychiatry residents interested in exploring a career in psychiatry in medical settings or consultation liaison psychiatry.
  • Facilitate opportunities for resident participation in multidisciplinary approaches to behavioral health in medical settings.
  • Enhance knowledge of the emerging field of integration of physical health programs into behavioral health settings serving the seriously mentally ill populations.
  • Provide support to work on a project in and integrated care setting, such as the development of an educational tool, quality improvement project or health services research.
ICP opportunities include: 
  • Any interested residents can join us for one of the Integrated Care Pathway meetings.This is a great way to see if you might be interested in joining the ICP. We meet bimonthly on Thursdays at noon for a lunch meeting. Keep an eye on our newsletters for future dates! 
  • Senior residents can elect to participate in a collaborative care clinical rotation work alongside faculty in the MHIP and BHIP programs to provide caseload consultation to behavioral health care managers in primary care settings.
  • The Area of Distinction provides formal recognition for their participation in integrated care training. Residents would need to apply by their R4 year. 
Read more about how ICP can help prepare you for the future of psychiatry!
IPS and ACLP Meetings

The 2018 APA IPS Meeting is October 4 - 7 in Chicago, and registration is open now. The meeting includes several sessions on integrated and collaborative care, some of which feature UW faculty:
  • Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH will present as part of "Primary Care Skills for the Psychiatrist"
  • Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD and John Kern, MD are co-presenters of "Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist"
  • John Kern, MD will chair and Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD is a presenter for "Applying the Integrated Care Approach 201: The Advanced Course in Collaborative Care"
Registration is also open for the 2018 ACLP Annual Meeting, November 13-17 in Orlando. (ACLP, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, was formerly APM, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.) Many UW departmental faculty will be presenting at this meeting, including Jurgen Unutzer, MD, MPH, Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH, Ryan Kimmel, MD, Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Joseph Cerimele, MD, MPH, Amy Bauer, MD, MS, Amritha Bhat, MD, MPH and more.
Collaborative Care Rotations

These senior residents are participating in the first 6 months of collaborative care clinical rotations (July - December), working alongside faculty to provide caseload consultation to behavioral health care managers in primary care settings:

Jeffrey Clark, Roman Garcia, Marilynn Holman, Alissa Petrites, and Monica Samelson

If you are interested in future collaborative care rotation opportunities, please contact Denise Chang at or Ramanpreet Toor at

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: noon - 1:00 PM
Location: UWMC BB1640

Attend the Integrated Care Pathway August meeting! Network, enjoy a light lunch, and find out more about Integrated Care career development opportunities within the department.

At the August meeting, we're delighted to have the 2018-2019 Integrated Care Fellows, Joe Baldwin, MD and Jessica Whitfield, MD, MPH discuss the Integrated Care Fellowship.

Any interested residents, fellows, or faculty members are welcome to join us. We hope to see you there!

If you are unable to join in person, join us via Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or Telephone:
    Dial US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 502 528 706

Save to your Outlook calendar!

Are you or anyone you work with interested in being a 2019-20 UW Integrated Care Fellow? We are accepting applications through November 16, 2018. Please see the links below for more information as well as application guidelines. Questions? Email

Do you have questions about the Integrated Care Pathway at University of Washington? Are you interested in sharing a project or news? Please email faculty leader Ramanpreet Toor at

The Division of Population Health is dedicated to improving the health of the public by developing, testing, and implementing effective behavioral health interventions across the entire spectrum of health care delivery.
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