The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship curriculum provides comprehensive clinical training experiences in acute inpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison, partial hospitalization, emergency services, community mental health and specialized outpatient clinics. There are robust opportunities to develop skills in teaching, systems-based improvement, research, collaboration across disciplines, and public and global health initiatives. Fellows trained at Indiana University School of Medicine leave prepared to work as leaders in a full spectrum of roles in private, academic, research and community settings.
The typical schedule starts with acute psychiatry services, including inpatient, consultation-liaison, partial hospitalization program and exposure to the emergency department’s behavioral health assessment center. Starting the first half of the year in acute services helps familiarize the fellow for “on call” experience. Most of the acute service rotations occur in Indiana’s only free standing, tertiary-care children’s hospital, Riley Hospital for Children. The remainder of the time is focused on outpatient general and specialty clinics, psychotherapy (CBT, psychodynamic, family, and group), and electives.