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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

How to Apply

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  1. The Residency Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children's National Medical Center is open to all qualified applicants who have successfully completed medical school and are anticipated to have completed at least 3 years of general psychiatry training requirements at an ACGME-accredited institution prior to joining the program. Applicants must have passed at least two CSVs (Clinical Skills Verification Examinations) by the time of application to the program. Applicants must also be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in Washington, D.C. and the State of Maryland.
  2. Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency and Application Service (ERAS) beginning July 1.
  3. Documents that must be included in your ERAS application are:
    • MyERAS application including CV/Resume
    • A personal statement which describes your interest in child and adolescent psychiatry, what you are seeking in a child and adolescent psychiatry residency program, and your career goals.
    • A letter from the Training Director of your general psychiatry residency training program. The letter must include descriptions of (a) your overall performance during general psychiatry residency, (b) your strengths and weaknesses, (c) rotations and requirements, and (d) a statement verifying that you are in good standing currently or, as applicable, that you previously completed all requirements of general psychiatry training in a satisfactory manner.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation in addition to the Training Director’s letter. It is preferable to have at least one of your letters be from a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
    • Medical school transcript
    • Complete USMLE/COMLEX transcript
    • A current photograph
    • ECFMG status report, when applicable.
    • Documentation of visa status for international applicants.
    • Applicants tentatively selected for interviews will also be asked to provide documentation of two completed Clinical Skills Verification examinations prior to being scheduled for an interview.
  4.  All applications are carefully reviewed by program staff, and selected applicants will be contacted by Ms. Abby Ralph to schedule an interview. Interviews are conducted between mid- September and early December and include opportunities to meet with the Department Chair, Program Director and Associate Program Director, several members of the program faculty, and current fellows.
  5. Our program participates in the National Residency Match Program Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty match. To register for the match, please visit the NRMP website. Fellowship positions are generally only offered through the match program.

For all inquiries, please contact:
Jackie Jones
Tel: (202) 476-3932
Fax: (202) 476-2368


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