The Department of Psychiatry has recently started an exciting new fellowship for primary care physicians. The fellowship is a one-year program open to physicians who have completed residency training in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. The purpose of the fellowship is to develop expertise in the area of primary care psychiatry. The fellow will work closely with the Psychiatry faculty at Carolinas HealthCare System. This is an extensive hospital group that provides psychiatric care for Charlotte and surrounding areas in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The fellow will rotate through the Liaison and Consult (inpatient) service, the child and adolescent service, the outpatient medication clinics and psychotherapy. The fellow will be responsible for providing primary care services to patients in our psychiatry clinic three half-days a week. We have an integrated primary care and psychiatry clinic where the fellow works alongside psychiatrists within the same clinic to provide optimal care. The fellow will have opportunities to develop lecture, teaching and publication skills.


Applicants must have completed a three-year accredited residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

The application should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of present state medical license
  • Certificate from all previous training locations
  • Medical school diploma

Fellow Weekly Work Calendar

The fellow weekly calendar varies depending on rotations.



Child and adolescent clinic DBT group meeting   Primary care clinic Primary care clinic  


Primary care clinic Psychiatry clinic A (Mood and personality disorders, etc) Psychotherapy: Individual sessions from 10 – 2, Group therapy 3-5 Psychiatry clinic (Anxiety, depression, PTSD) Psychiatry clinic B (Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis)  
Clinic A – Mood disorders, personality disorders, etc.

Clinic B – Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.


Oleg Tcheremissine, MD
Director, Psychiatry in Primary Care Fellowship
Medical School: Pediatric State Medical Institute-Leningrad, USSR
Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Residency: College for the Advanced Medical Studies-Leningrad, USSR
Psychiatry Residency: The University of Texas-Houston Medical School

John Magee, PhD
Undergraduate: Auburn University
Graduate school (psychology):  University of Texas

Tayo Adetunji, MD 
Undergraduate: Lincoln University, PA
Medical School: Meharry Medical College, TN
Family Medicine Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, NC

For more information about our program, please contact Dr. Adetunji, our current fellow at 704-358-2912 or via email at