Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year, ACGME-approved fellowship program with six fellowship spots per training year. Our fellowship program provides rigorous training in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families with a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses. When you finish your training, we want you to feel confident that you can manage any clinical challenge that might come your way because you’ve seen it here first and because you had first-class supervisors who guided you through the approach to complex psychiatric illness in children and adolescents.
Our first year curriculum is remarkable for including a range of high-acuity services: an adolescent inpatient psychiatric ward, the psychosomatic medicine service of a tertiary care pediatric hospital, and dedicated pediatric neurology rotation. Our second year curriculum contains an exceptional psychotherapy training program embedded in two separate outpatient clinics, where fellows are able to learn and practice in a manner that is evidence-based, but where they also enjoy and benefit from substantial independence. Indeed, our graduates report feeling well-trained and prepared for independent practice in all the settings in which they choose to work: large medical centers, the public sector, academics, and private practice.
While exposing you to a diverse set of clinical rotations, we also provide forums for you to develop your own interests and passions during your training. Fellows can participate in research and healthcare systems projects in both years of training. In the second year, fellows have 10% time protected for an elective experience. Past electives have included participating in coursework at a psychoanalytic institute, studying the effects of atypical antipsychotics on cardiac conduction of children in the ICU, and developing a presentation on how music affects emotions and learning. Our faculty consists of expert clinicians, neuroscientists, psychoanalysts, and community psychiatrists who will mentor you during your time with us.
We place a high value in recruiting genuine and collegial individuals. By doing so, we have built a culture in which fellows feel excited to perform clinical duties and learn, and in which faculty feel inspired and free to teach. Faculty model professional, ethical, and collegial behavior with one another and with fellows. We also put substantial weight on fellow well-being, including a support group for first year fellows and planned lunch meetings for both classes to meet and enjoy one another’s company. We are fortunate to have a concentration of faculty and fellows with substantial strength in the performing and visual arts and who are enthusiastic about incorporating their creative skills and capacity to play into their psychiatric practice with children and adults.
Finally, for all of the diversity of interests among our faculty, we are all rooted in our common desire to care for children and families who are disadvantaged, be it by poverty, immigration status, family dynamics, or medical illness. We commonly work with underprivileged families, and we have a passion for not allowing limited resources to affect the quality of care we provide to the children and families we serve.