The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a 2-year training program offered through the Department of Psychiatry of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and affiliated with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Typically, residents enter the child and adolescent psychiatry program after the Postgraduate Year (PGY)-3 or PGY-4 year of adult psychiatry residency. Residents who have completed PGYs I or II at other adult psychiatry training programs may inquire re: simultaneously applying to the child and adult psychiatry programs to complete training in both areas.
Our training mission is to prepare future leaders in meeting the psychiatric needs of children and families in our region and other rural communities.
Our training mission is to prepare future leaders in meeting the diverse psychiatric needs of children and families in our region and nationally with expertise in collaborative care and service to rural settings.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program aims are to:
- Ensure Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows are competent in the developmental psychiatric evaluation and evidence-based treatment approaches to the entire age span of childhood, adolescents, and transition-age youth.
- Consolidate and expand the quality of our inpatient experiences at Brattleboro Retreat and Mountain Valley Treatment Center by insuring more robust working relationships with child psychiatry faculty and more active involvement in patient care, treatment planning and aftercare interventions in the context of team-based care.
- To ensure all incoming child fellows receive exposure to substance abuse and eating disorders treatment approaches, as well as to formal research principles, quality improvement methodology, and have the opportunity for hands-on involvement in projects.