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Child and Adolescent Fellowship

Photo of Child & Adolescent fellows, staff, and faculty.

Program Description

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) fellowship program at West Virginia University is designed to offer a well-balanced, well- rounded experience in child and adolescent development as well as psychopathology. This includes training in assessment, prevention, diagnosis and treatment including care for both youth and their families. Emphasis is placed on developing core competencies in Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Systems-Based Practice and Professionalism. This two-year program prepares fellows for comprehensive clinical care as well as national board examinations.

The primary training site, Chestnut Ridge Center, is the psychiatric center for WVU Medicine, located on the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center campus. The hospital is a regional referral center providing fellows with the quantity and diversity of patient experience necessary for training. Other training sites include Children's Hospital at Ruby Memorial Hospital and Developmental Pediatric outpatient clinics & Monongalia County Schools. A formal curriculum is offered including supervision and rotations through inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment services, consultation to courts, schools and community agencies. Fellows develop increasing competence in teaching administrative and clinical skills. Fellows will learn to function as a part of a multidisciplinary team working toward the BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD.

The multidisciplinary faculty includes adult and child psychiatrists, child psychologists, child social workers and therapists. Fellows are supervised by Board Certified Child psychiatrists.