Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

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The goal of the University of Louisville Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency is to produce psychiatrists that specialize in the delivery of skilled and comprehensive medical and psychiatric care of children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders. At the end of training, each resident will be prepared to take the subspecialty examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The philosophy and orientation of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is developmental and psychodynamic with a strong emphasis on advances in the neurosciences. This approach acknowledges the importance of familial and diverse sociocultural factors in diagnosis and treatment.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency is structured as a two year program available after completion of the PG-3 or PG-4 year. Residents will be required to obtain competence in the following areas: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice. To achieve these goals, residents are exposed to an array of treatment settings and experiences including outpatient, inpatient, emergency room, hospital consultation service, and residential day treatment. The progressive didactic curriculum equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and treat common and serious child and adolescent psychiatric disorders

In selecting applicants and training residents, the faculty and professional staff of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is committed to the career development of trainees, promoting clinical excellence and professional integrity. The Division is also committed to selecting applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

If you are interested in applying to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency program, please apply online by clicking this ERAS Application link.

Thank you for your interest in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For questions regarding the program and details on how to apply, please contact us weekdays 8:00 A.M. -5:00 PM EST.

Chris Peters, M.D.
Director of Child Residency Program
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Office Phone 502-588-0827
Fax: 502-588-0801
ckpete01@louisville.edu

Alfreda Ellington
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
Program Coordinator
Office Phone 502-588-0809
Fax: 502-588-0801
abjohn06@louisville.edu