The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia blends modern psychiatry with the richness of one of the first child and family community mental health centers in the nation. We offer a two-year, ACGME-approved Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
The mission of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program is to train competent, passionate child and adolescent psychiatrists who will serve as model clinicians, educators and advocates within the field of medicine and other disciplines. Our dynamic program will provide you with a thorough understanding of child and adolescent development, psychopathology, etiology and natural history, and medical and behavioral treatments.
Fellows participate in a wide range of clinical, research and didactic activities. Didactic seminars occurring during a protected day emphasize normal development, phenomenology, psychopathology, psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions, consultation strategies, and research methodology. A wide range of theoretical perspectives and modalities are emphasized for the care of infants, preschool children, grade-school children, adolescents and their families.
You will have the opportunity to work with children of all ages in a wide variety of treatment settings. Additionally, you will gain experience in research, quality improvement/patient safety processes and education to help you become a critical consumer of new information, at the very least, or a contributor, if so desired.