Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year program with two fellowship positions each year. The fellowship trains child and adolescent psychiatrists to meet the needs of youth and families.

It is an exciting time in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. In the past several years, we have tripled our psychiatric faculty and are expanding the depth and breadth of services we offer. The division includes more than 200 therapists and 80 psychologists, as well as specifically trained nursing staff.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year program with two fellowship positions each year. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will have met the training requirements for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

We are a traditional academic institution, as well as an organization that is committed to providing services directly to the community surrounding us. Drawing from our 37 nearby counties and neighboring states, with 20,000 outpatient psychiatry visits annually, a bustling emergency program with 3,000 visits a year, and a new 16-bed inpatient unit, our fellows see a diverse set of patients and families. Additionally, exciting topics of research include studies on the impact of SSRIs on bone density, fish oil use in children with mood disorders, vitamin D supplementation in children with asthma, and suicide prevention.

The Division of Behavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the largest of its kind at a pediatric institution in the United States. The Ohio State University is one of the oldest Child and Adolescent programs in the country. With long-standing tradition combined with exciting growth, this is a program that trains child and adolescent psychiatrists to meet the needs of youth and families.

We have filled our training program and will not be accepting applications again until July 2019.

What You Need to Know

Curriculum & Educational Experience

Fellows spend their time across a wide range of inpatient and outpatient rotations and experiences, as well as a scholarly project.

Fellows are also required to participate in several seminars, conferences and rounds during their time at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Application & Selection

We have filled our 2018 and 2019 classes at this time. Applications will be accepted July 1 through October 1, 2019 and the fellowship commences the following July. Our ACGME Program ID is 4053840185.

October 1, 2019 – Application Deadline
September - December 2019 – Interviews
July 1, 2020 – Fellowship Start Date

Application Requirements

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly known as the Dean's Letter)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Training Documentation Form completed by applicant’s current program director
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current program director
  • Two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s current training program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

To be considered for an interview you must have completed psychiatry residency in the United States at an ACGME approved program. We welcome applications from International Medical Graduates who have been certified by The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Applicants with J-1 Visas are preferred; however, H1B Visas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 


Contact

For more information regarding the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, please contact:

Program Director:
Anna Kerlek, MD
Anna.Kerlek@NationwideChildrens.org

Program Coordinator:
Devoni Murphy, MA
Devoni.Murphy@NationwideChildrens.org
(614) 722-2255