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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Creating a path forward for trainees to thrive in child and adolescent psychiatric patient care

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine is an integral part of the Department of Psychiatry. The program is built on the position that child psychiatric specialization is best done within a context designed to understand the entire life cycle. Children are part of a family system, community, culture, and larger society, and the child must be understood within that framework. 

Completing child psychiatry training is not an endpoint but rather a springboard for the child psychiatrist as a physician, therapist, researcher, life-long learner and teacher. The program is designed to prepare graduates for a lifetime of continued growth and action in the expanding and evolving world of child and adolescent psychiatry. 


The fellowship trains each child psychiatrist in essential clinical experiences while allowing for tailoring of experiences to support the fellow’s unique career focus.

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From addressing the shortage of child psychiatry in Indiana to providing a diversity of clinical training, learn about the various centers and clinics Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows can participate in.

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1 Only Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program in Indiana
23 Dedicated Child and Adolescent Psychiatry faculty
50+ Unique training opportunities and growing

Expert Training in Indiana

The Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program at IU School of Medicine offers two years of training in the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry. This program, the only one of its kind in the state of Indiana, prepares fellows for both private and academic practice through a comprehensive curriculum involving clinical service, research, observation, diagnosis, individual and group supervision, and participation in didactic seminars. Fellows have a wide range of teaching and research opportunities in various areas, including neurobiology, psychotherapy, moral development and psychopharmacology. Child and Adolescent fellows are trained in the delivery of humanistic patient care supported by a scientific knowledge base; fundamental knowledge in child development and psychopathology; and techniques of diagnosis and treatment which are unique to child and adolescent psychiatry.

Why Indianapolis?


To be considered for admission into the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program, applicants must have completed at least three years in an ACGME-accredited psychiatry program. Completed applications must be submitted through ERAS no later than October 1.


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Jennifer Faires

Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship