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Services Offered by The Office of Fellowship Training

Training and Career Guidance: Schedule an appointment with Dr. Janet Clark, Director, Office of Fellowship Training
Dr. Janet Clark is available to meet with NIMH Fellows to discuss training and career-related topics.
Contact Sandy Gomez to make an appointment. All meetings are confidential.

Other appointment topics may include:

  • Career Management
    • Critiques of C.V.s, resumes, cover letters
    • Advice regarding conducting an effective job search
    • Preparation for interviews
    • Assistance with defining career direction
    • Individual Development Plan (IDP) discussions
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management

NIMH Sponsored Fellows’ Tax Seminars
The NIMH Office of Fellowship Training hosts a Tax Seminar biannually for fellows (Post Bac, PreDoc, Post Doc, Student IRTA) interested in learning about the IRTA tax process. A certified tax specialist explains the filing requirements for fellows along with their unique tax category and allows time for inquiries. This seminar is offered twice a year. Please see the NIMH IRP OFT Events Calendar for more information. Anyone who would like additional information should contact Aneka Reid or Meera Shah.

NIH Intramural Student Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
The NIH Student Loan Repayment Program  (LRP) is for those appointed as NIH employees including Research and Clinical Fellows. Contact: Dr. Janet Clark

NIMH Fellowship Verification
Fellows may need a verification for a variety of things like loan deferment, home/auto and employment verification: please contact Meera Shah to obtain your fellowship verification letter.

Visiting Fellow Travel Verification Letter
Visiting fellows need a travel letter from the institute to confirm their appointment when traveling outside of the U.S for personal or professional reasons. This travel letter must accompany all other immigration documents while on travel in order to be granted reentry (See DIS site for more information on travel guidelines). Please contact Aneka Reid to obtain a travel verification letter prior to your scheduled trip.

Please contact the NIMH IRP Office of Fellowship Training or 301.451.4512 if you have any questions.