Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs

The University of Louisville offers training beyond the General Residency program. The links below will show you more information about Addiction Fellowship through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship through the Department of Pediatrics.

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

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The program provides a broad spectrum of sites and treatment experience, enabling addiction psychiatry residents to become proficient in:

  • substance abuse disorders; differential diagnoses; symptoms of intoxication, withdrawal, and overdose and its management
  • the epidemiology and prevention of substance use disorders as influenced by social, cultural, genetic, economic, and pharmacological factors, including special populations
  • therapeutic modalities commonly used to treat substance use disorders including group, couples, family, insight oriented and cognitive therapies, as well as 12 step facilitation and pharmacotherapy
  • current research interest in addiction psychiatry, and the conceptualization of a research project
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