The fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is designed to provide a comprehensive and broad-based education in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. The program focuses on developing skills in diagnostic interviewing, case formulation, treatment planning, and psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic management in the context of a strong knowledge base in child development, principles of research, and familiarity with the function and organization of health, education, and welfare institutions.
A two-year program is offered with six fellowships per year led by faculty dedicated to teaching, clinical care, and individual research pursuits. Strengths include a large full-time faculty, a dynamic educational program, and a diverse clinical portfolio that reflects the expertise of our varied faculty members. Access to the myriad resources in the Department of Psychiatry, the Bloomberg Children’s Center, the Department of Pediatrics, specialists in the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and other University programs contribute to a robust learning environment.
A Typical Day in Year One
A typical day on the inpatient rotation starts at 8:00 AM, and I usually get into the office by 7:45 AM to look at the patient list and review overnight nursing reports in EPIC. I make the short, one-minute walk from my office on Bloomberg 12 North to meet with the attending and psychiatry resident in the "Blurple" (blue-purple) rounds room on Bloomberg 12 South.
How Far You've Come in Year Two
In fact, doing admissions on-call helped me recognize my professional growth over the two years in fellowship, as my interview style and decision making evolved....Getting to know the inpatient nursing staff over two years was a hidden bonus of call—the team camaraderie made work feel even more worthwhile.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bloomberg Children’s Center
1800 Orleans Street/ 12th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287