Child Fellowship program

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Overview


The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the UCR School of Medicine

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program (CAPFP) at the UC Riverside School of Medicine has been designed to offer trainees a broad and balanced educational and clinical experiences that experience that enable them to provide competent and ethical care to the underserved regions of our Inland Southern California home.

About the Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is to provide a wide range of educational experiences that emphasize both normal and abnormal development across a wide age range and across multiple theoretical orientations.

  • Our clinical experiences will span the developmental periods from our 0-5 Preschool Mental Health Services to our Transitional Age Youth Treatment Programs.
  • Our overall emphasis is in bringing excellence to community psychiatry while simultaneously serving one of the most populous, geographically largest and most ethnically diverse counties in California.
  • Our training experiences and didactic seminars will cover consultations to pediatrics and school based settings as well as treatment in forensic, hospital, and outpatient treatment. Fellows will be taught to approach patients and families with a developmental perspective learning psychodynamic, psychosocial, biologic, behavioral and cognitive approaches.
  • Our resident fellows will receive clinical supervision from a large and diverse faculty group with expertise across the spectrum.
  • Our goal is that our residents will grow in their medical knowledge and competence through a gradually increasing level of clinical responsibility through their two-year fellowship experience.

We expect our future graduates our child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program to provide competent and ethical psychiatric care to children and adolescents and their families through evidence-based psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions.

In both the first year and second year of fellowship, residents must demonstrate increasing knowledge, skills and attitudes in the six general competencies including-patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism and system based practice.

Application Information

The fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We require:

  • Personal statement, curriculum vitae (ERAS formatted CV is sufficient)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation: one (1) from the program director, and two (2) from faculty members who have worked with an applicant in clinical settings
  • Program director letter of recommendation with documentation of three (3) passed Clinical Skills Vignette (CSV) examinations
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) also known as the dean’s letter
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing scores


Salary & Benefits

Housestaff are employees of the University of California, Riverside. Information about salaries and benefits can be found on our main GME page. General questions about benefits may be directed to Senior Human Resources Consultant Jennifer Rodriguez via email or at (951) 827-7795.