Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited two-year training program. There is a shortage of child psychiatrists throughout the country and especially in the rural areas. The mission of the medical school has always been to educate medical professionals to provide medical care to the population in central and southern Illinois. To that end, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program will train child psychiatrists who are familiar with rural populations and comfortable working in a community setting.
We provide eclectic, well-rounded clinical experiences and didactics. This is a growing program that emphasizes personalized attention from the faculty. For those applicants looking to build an academic or teaching career, this is an ideal environment. The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is nationally known for its innovations in medical education. Child and adolescent psychiatry trainees will have multiple opportunities to participate in teaching and mentoring medical students and general psychiatry residents. There are also multiple opportunities to present with faculty at local and national meetings, as well as to join research protocols.
Training in substance abuse and developmental disabilities are strengths of this program. Trainees also have the opportunity to follow a core of patients for medication management and psychotherapy through their two-year course of training. Through all of these experiences, one-to-one supervision and mentoring will be provided. Trainees will find that faculty are very accessible, supportive, and eager to nurture them in their chosen path!