Rotations

First year

Fellows will rotate and train at multiple locations including McCallum Place Eating Disorders Treatment Center, Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, BJC Behavioral Health, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

McCallum Place is a premier midwestern eating disorders treatment center where fellows are supervised by three outstanding child psychiatrists with expertise in eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity. Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital is a state-supported facility where lengths of stay average four to six weeks which allows the fellows to follow patients through extended courses of treatment. The BJC Behavioral Health outpatient clinics offer the fellows experience in community mental health. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, fellows gain experience with children and families who exemplify the full range of psychiatric, developmental, and psychosocial disabilities. A pediatric neurology outpatient rotation, supervised by the outstanding pediatric neurology faculty, is also in the first year.

Rotations

Second year

The second year prioritizes independence and flexibility and includes generous elective time.

Fellows experience an acceleration in outpatient work, autonomy, and therapeutic practice with a school consultation rotation, a Consult-Liaison rotation, as well as ample time to pursue special interests including over 6 months with 50% elective time.

Our fellows also rotate through the adolescent age services offered through Preferred Family Health which is dedicated to the treatment of substance use disorders.

Rotations

Calls

Fellows take calls at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to learn emergency evaluation and management skills that are very useful and will make our graduates comfortable with any patient. Calls are geared towards this learning objective and not toward service to the hospital.

  • Calls end at 10:00 pm and there is never a requirement to work at the hospital overnight
  • First-year fellows take calls less than one weekend per month and less than one evening per week (on average).
  • Second-year fellows take calls less than one evening per week (on average).