Our institution also allows for a unique training environment for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows.
Serving the nation’s children for 150 years, Children’s National Hospital is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. The main hospital, known as the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, features 323 beds, 54 of which are level IIIC NICU bassinets; a Level I pediatric trauma center which serves three states; and a critical care transport program via ambulance, helicopter, and fixed-wing airplane. Children's National serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency, trauma, cancer, cardiac and critical care as well as neonatology, orthopaedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery. As a non-profit pediatric care provider, Children’s National has a mission to serve all children in its service area regardless of ability to pay.
As a result, our fellows care for a clinically and socioeconomically diverse group of patients and families from all over the region and country who see Children’s National as their medical home. Fellows have broad exposure to both “bread and butter” child and adolescent psychiatry and to unique clinical presentations only encountered at a tertiary referral center. The availability of pediatric subspecialty experts enhances fellows’ clinical training and opportunities to collaborate with other specialties.