We welcome your interest in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences!
Through our ACGME-approved, two-year training program, our goal is to produce excellent, educated, well-trained, professional physicians. Our program accepts three fellows per year. We support the development of each fellow through providing a solid clinical foundation and opportunities in academic teaching, research, and administration.
The training program is affiliated with Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas State Hospital (ASH), and STRIVE, a school-based program in the North Little Rock School District. The Psychiatric Research Institute, one of only nine such institutes in the country, is a five-story, 100,000 square-foot space that houses clinical, administrative, research, and educational activities.
The program’s most basic goal is to help the fellow achieve clinical competence in child and adolescent psychiatry. This is carried out under conditions that range from high supervision/low autonomy in the first year to increasing autonomy and less supervision in the second year.
We have excellent clinical faculty who have been favorites among medical students. Our department recruits medical students into psychiatry at a rate much higher than the national average, and there is an emphasis on teaching in our fellowship that promotes an academic atmosphere that is collegial, supportive, and encourages the growth of each individual physician.
Note for U.S. Visa Applicants: Our program sponsors both H-1B and J-1 visas for fellowship trainees.