Fellowship Program Curriculum

Our mission is to help our fellows become first-rate child and adolescent psychiatrists, who dedicate their careers to leading the field.

Courses, seminars and conferences

The principal didactics during both years are two weekly series: (1) Core Didactics and (2) Psychotherapy Seminar.

Core didactic lectures are coordinated in consecutive hours and are coordinated into modules.   There are shorter courses throughout the year which substitute for the Core Didactics and they include: Fellows presentations, Board preparation and Life After Residency.

Unique to the first year is a summer initial introductory series on key topics. For second years, there is a weekly leadership seminar. Throughout both years, most rotations have unique weekly conferences.

Several weekly departmental seminars are also available: Grand Rounds, Research Rounds, Advanced Resident Seminar, and conferences on genetics and epidemiology.

Faculty interaction

In addition to supervision from the director of each rotation and their faculty attendings, each resident has at least two weekly hours of supervision during both years of training including one hour of enhanced supervision which emphasizes the use of Problem Based Learning and Improvement to enhance the benefit of case presentations to faculty supervisors.

Tracking your progress

Evaluations of a resident are completed by directors of rotations after each rotation and by supervisors yearly. The training director gathers this information and provides feedback to each resident twice a year. In addition, residents take the PRITE exam (adult and child). Clinical skills exams will begin officially in 2010.