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The University of Maryland offers a fully accredited (ACGME) two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Fellowship program, jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the Sheppard Pratt Health System (SPHS), and the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).

There are a total of 14 child and adolescent psychiatry fellows with class sizes of seven.

Clinical Services

Our fellowship program is organized around a core of comprehensive clinical services.

First year

During your first year of training, our team will guide you through primarily inpatient and day hospital experiences at the University of Maryland Hospital (UMMS), Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital (SEPH) and Spring Grove State Hospital. Fellows will begin long-term outpatient work and diagnostic evaluations in the hospital ambulatory clinic as well as the Center for Infant Study.

Second year

Your second year will focus on outpatient clinical work, as well as experiences in:

  • School settings
  • Pediatric and community consultation
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric genetics
  • Forensics
  • Administrative electives
  • Eating disorders at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
  • Substance use disorders
  • Telepsychiatry within juvenile justice, rural Maryland and more

Our program is highly sought after for the number and diversity of training sites available, which allow for a flexible, individualized training plan to meet your professional needs and interests -- providing you with maximum personal growth.

Research Experience

Research experience is strongly encouraged and supported! During your second year, all fellows must complete a research project in the form of a meta-analysis or case report as part of our didactic series.

Additional research experience is available in:

  • Traumatic stress
  • School mental health
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Juvenile justice research programs
  • Additional elective topics (as determined by faculty and the fellow)

We further offer comprehensive benefits.

The following is a breakdown of our program by year:

First Year

Block schedule for first year

Second Year

Block schedule for second year

On Call

Fellows in our training program do not take overnight call. We have a collaborative relationship with the adult psychiatry program and in-house call is taken by adult psychiatry residents. There is a telephone back-up call schedule, and each fellow covers approximately 4 weeks every year in case of emergent consults or questions.

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