Thomas J. Pearsall, Jr., Psychiatry Fellowships

Thanks to the generous donation of Thomas J. Pearsall, Jr., the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas (PCC) is able to offer fellowships for psychiatry residents and early career psychiatry faculty at residency training programs in NC and SC. Fellows will receive $5,000 to be used flexibly for courses, supervision, and treatment through the PCC and its members, as well as attending meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Pearsall Fellowship Details

Pearsall Fellowships will be awarded based on merit.

  • Psychiatry residents will provide a letter of recommendation from their Director of Residency Training which verifies that they are enrolled and in good standing in a North or South Carolina psychiatry residency program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and documents support for the resident’s fellowship application.
  • Psychiatrists within 10 years of residency graduation who serve as faculty in an ACGME-accredited NC or SC psychiatry residency will provide a letter from the Training Director of the program in which they teach verifying that they are teaching faculty in good standing and documenting support for their fellowship application.
  • All applicants will provide a copy of their curriculum vitae and, if licensed, a copy of their current state licensure. It is understood that not all residents obtain a full license during training.
  • Applicants will also submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words describing their interest in psychoanalysis, qualifications, and motivation to take part in the Pearsall Fellowship program.

All applicants must reside and practice in NC or SC.

The application period closed on May 30, 2023.

Mental health professionals who would like to learn more about psychoanalytic thought and practice before considering whether to apply as a matriculated student in either the Psychoanalytic or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy clinical training programs can apply for Pearsall fellowships by submitting the Pearsall Fellowship Application including all supporting materials due by May 30, 2023.

All application materials and information will be kept confidential.

We are grateful to Thomas J. Pearsall, Jr. for his support of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the training and education programs of our Center. Over his lifetime, Mr. Pearsall has developed a deep appreciation of the arts and sciences and has a particular interest in promoting the availability of high-quality psychoanalytic treatment. Recognizing the increasing cost of the required education and training for this field of study, he hopes these fellowships will help increase the number of psychoanalytic clinicians practicing in the Carolinas.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, gender identity, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or identification, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and financial aid policies.

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