Education & Training

Portage Path hosts and/or participates in a variety of programs to further the advancement of clinical professionals. These include:

Portage Path Student Training Program

The Portage Path Student Training Program, under the direction of Phil Scozarro, Ph.D., provides a great opportunity for students from many training disciplines to receive real-world treatment experience that complements their academic program. While at Portage Path, students are assigned a clinical supervisor and provide therapy, group counseling, and clinical assessments to a very diverse group of clients. Opportunities include the Portage Path Psychology Practicum Program for psychology students, as well as Internships for students of counseling, social work, and nursing. Former students report that they had great experiences here which helped them launch professional careers in the mental health field, as well as receive prime fellowships.

To inquire about educational opportunities, contact Dr. Phil Scozzaro at 330-253-3100, extension 1130 /

Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry

Portage Path functions as a site for the Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry, sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychiatry.

Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care Fellowship

A unique partnership between mental and physical health, the Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care Fellowship  is a one-year training program offered by NEOMED to graduates of both primary care (i.e. family, internal, pediatric medicine and others) and psychiatry residencies. Fellows will be full-time employees, paid a competitive salary commensurate to that of attending-level physician, at an organization like Portage Path that is providing integrated primary care and mental health and addictions treatment. They will dedicate four and a half days per week to clinical work and program development at the organization and a half day to didactics and supervision.

The fellowship seeks to embed the values of health care integration into the core of the professional identity of future clinical and administrative leadership. Through a supported interprofessional practice and training experience in integrated health care, fellows will have enhanced clinical acumen, leadership and administrative skills. As Northeast Ohio is in need for practitioners with such a skill set, opportunities for local employment and leadership positions are anticipated. For those interested in furthering the global community, such skills are highly portable.

Applicants must have completed or anticipate completion of a residency in general psychiatry, family medicine, pediatrics or internal medicine and be eligible for Ohio licensure by the start of the fellowship. Post-residency, practicing physicians interested in enhancing their public sector careers are welcome to apply.

For more information about the Integrated Community Psychiatry and Primary Care Fellowship, please contact the planning committee at:

Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.