Fellowship Program Curriculum

Our mission is to help fellows become first-rate child and adolescent psychiatrists who dedicate their careers as leaders in this field.

Courses, seminars, and conferences

The principal didactics during both years are two weekly series: Core Didactics and Psychotherapy Seminars.

Core didactic lectures are coordinated in consecutive hours and into modules. Fellow Presentations, Board Preparation, and Life After Residency are shorter courses throughout the year which may substitute for the Core Didactics.

First-year fellows have a summer initial introductory series on key topics and second-year fellows have a weekly leadership seminar. Throughout both years, most rotations have weekly conferences.

Also available are several weekly departmental seminars such as Grand Rounds, Research Rounds, Advanced Resident Seminars, and conferences on ​developmental neuroimaging, genetics, and epidemiology.

Faculty interaction

In addition to supervision from the rotation director and faculty attendings, each resident has at least two hours weekly of supervision including one hour ​dedicated to discussing fellows’ well-being including work-life balance, interpersonal communication, the secondary trauma of our work, and conversations around ongoing stressors.

Tracking your progress

Evaluations are completed after each rotation by the rotation director and then yearly by supervisors. The training director gathers this information and provides feedback to each trainee twice a year. In addition, trainees take the Psychiatry Resident-In-Training Examination (PRITE) for adults and children.