Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Details | Jersey Shore University Medical Center   

Program Details


Our core didactic curriculum covers all major topics in child and adolescent psychiatry and incorporates gender, racial, and cultural perspectives.

We hold a child and adolescent psychiatry crash course in July and August for our first year fellows that includes topics such as emergency assessment, de-escalation, and psychopharmacology; psychiatric assessment of infants through adolescence; working in systems of care (pediatric medicine, neurology, school, family, legal, and more); fellows as teachers; and compassion fatigue/wellness resources.

Educational Conferences

During the two-year fellowship, fellows will actively participate in a variety of conferences. The goal of these conferences is to:

  • Improve critical thinking
  • Improve understanding and interpretation of the literature
  • Improve the management of patients with complex conditions and diseases
  • Improve the understanding of ethical principles in the care for children

Major educational conferences are listed below:

Conference Frequency
Psychiatry Grand Rounds Weekly
Journal Club Monthly
Psychiatry Symposia Quarterly
Quality/Morbidity & Mortality Conference Quarterly
Hackensack Meridian Health Research Day at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Yearly
Interdisciplinary team meetings Varies
Coursework toward advanced degree Optional; time commitment varies

In addition to conferences/events listed above, fellows also have the following as part of their didactic curriculum and training:

  • Research and Biostatistics
    • Will participate in scholarly project
    • Obtain IRB approval
  • Quality Improvement
  • Reflection Rounds
    • Co-facilitated (chaplain and physician) small groups
    • Goal to integrate meaning, purpose, and connectedness in medicine and medical education

Clinical Rotations

Year 1

4 Months Jefferson Cherry Hill 4 Months JSUMC/Carrier Clinic 4 Months JSUMC
Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative Children’s Day Program, and East Mountain Lodge & School Pediatric EPS*, Pediatric C/L* Service
Continuity Care and Outpatient Psychiatry (10%) (JSUMC)

*EPS = Psychiatric Emergency Service

*C/L = Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Year 2 4 Months JSUMC 4 Months JSUMC/OUMC 4 Months JSUMC/OUMC
Bridge Clinic, Adolescent Substance Abuse Disorders, Sleep Medicine, Developmental Disabilities, Pediatric  Neurology Forensic Psychiatry, Acting Attending, Early Childhood Clinic/Therapeutic Nursery Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative, Elective

Continuity Care and Outpatient Psychiatry, Psychotherapy Clinic (30%) (JSUMC/OMC)

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