Sheppard Pratt and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are partners for University of Maryland’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, a two-year program designed to help psychiatrists learn the diagnostic, consultative, and therapeutic skills that are key in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Our fellows get ample hands-on learning experience during this comprehensive program.

About the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Year 1

During the first year of training, fellows primarily focus on inpatient and day hospital settings at the University of Maryland Hospital (UMMS), Sheppard Pratt’s Towson hospital, and Spring Grove State Hospital. Fellows also begin long-term outpatient work and diagnostic evaluations.

Year 2

Throughout the second year of training, fellows focus on outpatient clinical work and gain experiences in diverse settings including schools, pediatric and community consultation, pediatric neurology, pediatric genetics, forensics, administration, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. 

Fellows have the opportunity to design an individualized training program to meet their professional needs and interests; we offer a wide variety of training sites, including specialized inpatient units, forensic units, residential treatment centers, day hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency psychiatric settings, and more.

We also offer ample research opportunities in the areas of traumatic stress, school mental health, psychopharmacology, and juvenile justice research programs, among others. 

To learn more about the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program, click here.

To complete an application for the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program, click here.

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