Psychiatr Q (2008) 79:1–2 DOI 10.1007/s11126-007-9064-9 IN TRO DUCTIO N The Role of the Medical Director in Public Mental Health Organizations: Part II Jules M. Ranz Æ Susan M. Deakins Published online: 11 January 2008 US Government 2008 In the Special Section of the June 2007 issue of Psychiatric Quarterly entitled ‘‘The Role of the Medical Director in Public Mental Health Organizations’’, three alumni of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship (PPF) of New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia Uni- versity College of Physicians and Surgeons published articles describing their roles as medical directors in a variety of public mental health organizations. This second Special Section continues that theme and illustrates the extraordinary range of agencies in which alumni of the fellowship serve. The ﬁrst section described work in a state psychiatric center, an ACT team and a city department of mental health. The second section describes work in a task force formed by members of the Veterans Administration and a city department of homeless services, an academic medical center and a Medicaid managed care organization. Not only is the work of alumni being done in a wide variety of types of organizations, but the role of the medical director
Psychiatric Quarterly – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 11, 2008
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