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Program Curriculum

First Year

During the first year, the focus is largely on inpatient and C/L psychiatry, with some additional outpatient experiences. Rotations are generally in 1-2 month blocks. First year fellows start taking q3-4 week call in August. Below is a brief description of rotations.

  • C/L Psychiatry at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (4 months)
    • 3 months at Egleston Hospital and 1 month at Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Treatment for Youth (5-6 months)
    • Hillside: residential and day treatment programming with focus on DBT
    • Laurel Heights: inpatient and residential treatment facility (includes patients on the Autism Spectrum)
    • Ridgeview: adolescent inpatient and partial hospitalization experience at a private hospital
    • Veritas: eating disorder assessment and treatment (care spans inpatient, residential, IOP, and outpatient services)
  • Outpatient Experiences (2-3 months)
    • Emory Autism Center: outpatient experience with children with ASD including preschool/school consultation, ADOS observations and social skills programming for young adults
    • Emory Neurodevelopment and Exposure Clinic: assessment and management of neurobehavioral disorders in children with in-utero exposure to alcohol or other substances
    • Emory Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic (therapy +/- medication management longitudinal clinic; includes both individual and family therapy experiences)
    • Outpatient Neurology: clinic covers epilepsy, headache, neurodevelopmental disorders, PNES, and sleep disorders


Second Year

The second year consists of longitudinal outpatient experiences. Below is a brief description of rotation sites.

  • Emory Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic (therapy and medication management)
  • CHRIS 180: community mental health
  • Georgia State University Counseling Center: college mental health
  • Marcus Autism Center: outpatient clinic for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals: private practice
  • VA Hospital: parenting group x 6 months
  • Scholarly time
  • Additional elective time