Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in UC Irvine's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Our goal is to prepare our fellows for the plethora of opportunities that will be available to them at the conclusion of their training. To this end, we strive to provide a diverse range of training settings and mentorship while maintaining the camaraderie and collegiality we feel is so vital to the growth of the individual physician.

The supportive environment that we foster here at UC Irvine enables our fellows to complement their developing knowledge base and clinical decision-making skills with a compassionate, humanistic approach. Our program emphasizes training in biological, psychological, and social modalities, as we strongly believe that a multidisciplinary approach is vital to providing excellent psychiatric care to children, adolescents and their families.

Clinical experiences have been developed to provide exposure to the wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses and issues facing children and adolescents, as well as prepare our fellows for the diverse populations they may encounter post-graduation.

Our full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty members are dedicated to the education of our trainees. In turn, we support our fellows in becoming effective educators in their work with residents, medical students, and ancillary staff, as we value teaching as a vital component to professional development.

We offer three fellowship positions per year, for a total of six fellows during the two-year program. Our recent graduates have succeeded in establishing their footprint in various settings, including staying in academia (including at UC Irvine), establishing their own private practice (several choosing to stay in Orange County), working in community hospitals such as Kaiser and completing additional training in forensic psychiatry.

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We accept three fellows per year, beginning in PGY-IV or PGY-V. We are participants in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

It is required that applicants have an active California Medical License before entering any California fellowship program.

How To Apply:

Please upload all the following documents to ERAS no later than October of each year:

  • Curriculum vitae, which includes employment history, professional experience, academic achievements, honors, awards, distinctions, scholarship or fellowship, leadership activities in school and community, creative projects, membership in professional societies and civic organizations, etc.
  • Personal statement that includes background about yourself, reasons for choosing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, career goals, special areas of interest in Psychiatry, etc.
  • A recent photograph of yourself.
  • Request National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to transmit reports of your USMLE Step 1, 2 (CK & CS), and 3 scores. If applicable, COMLEX scores will also be accepted.
  • Request that your medical school upload a copy of your Dean’s letter (MSPE) and transcripts to ERAS (must come directly from your medical school).
  • Request that your training director(s) in general psychiatry upload a letter describing your peneral psychiatry performance and complete a training documentation form.
  • Request at least three letters of recommendation from direct supervising physicians to be uploaded using the ERAS Letter of Recommendation portal (LoRP). One of those letters may be from your training director referenced in the item above.

Contact Information:

Neuropsychiatric Center
UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Building 3
Orange, CA 92868

Nallely Aparicio
Fellowship Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone: 714-456-6535

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    Sep 18, 2020

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