Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Description

The experience includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry inpatient beds (12) at the Mental Health Patient Care Unit (MHPCU), Alberta Children's Hospital.
  • Adolescent Psychiatry inpatient beds at Units 23 and 26 at Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 56A at South Health Campus.
  • Children's Day Treatment Program at Alberta Children's Hospital.
  • Outpatient assessment and treatment at Alberta Children's Hospital with the specialty teams, including developmental and child abuse teams.
  • Family therapy assessment and treatment at Calgary Family Therapy Program.
  • Outpatient assessment of adolescent substance abuse at Foothills Medical Centre.
  • Outpatient assessment of adolescents at Forensic Adolescent Program, Peter Lougheed Centre.
  • Child and adolescent community agencies for Mental Health including Collaborative Care, Pediatric Behavioral Clinic, and Community Mental Health Clinics.
  • Opportunity to arrange elective time with other community psychiatrists.
  • Adolescent Day Treatment Program in the community.

Educational Objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes

  • Pursue and acquire a deeper knowledge and experience of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, including the severe disorders of personality development.¬† There are also opportunities to participate in the Early Psychosis Treatment Service.
  • Will become familiar with a range of community resources for children and adolescents - Alberta Children's Hospital, Young Adult Program at Foothills Hospital, Alberta Mental Health Board and the Residential Program at Wood's and Hull Homes.
  • Follow Consultation/Liaison work within community services and also develop skills in writing consultation reports.
  • Pursue an area of their interest and develop material for presentation to their colleagues. ¬†Encouragement will be given to develop a formal research proposal or review article for publication.

Supplementary Information

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Length of Rotation
Twelve months

Level of Training
Specialty Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Main Locations
Alberta Children's Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, and South Health Campus

Funding
An honorarium commensurate with PGY-6 pay is available on a competitive basis, with option for independent clinical earnings one day per week for fellows, with a license, who are qualified to bill Alberta Health Care.

Qualifications
FRCPC or equivalent licence to practice in Alberta.

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Supervisors
Dr. W. Waheed (Section Chief, C&A Inpatient and Day Services)
Dr. C. Wilkes (Section Chief, C&A Community & Rural North)
Drs. P. Arnold, J. Besant, S. Chang, A. Donsky, B. Grintuch, J. Hibbard, U. Hines, R. Hnatowich, M. Jericho, A. Lemboye, D. Munim, A. Paulson, B. Ritchie, M. Stubbs, J. Taggart, J. Tan, K. Tomm

Description of Supervision
Supervision will be provided by faculty preceptors and will be dependent on which area the Fellow is rotating through at the time.

Evaluation Method
The following approaches will be included in the assessment of the performance and skills of clinical fellows:

  • Formal observation of procedural skills
  • Chart review
  • ITER (these ITERS will be completed in relation to the specifically outlined goals and objectives)
  • Evaluations (ITERs) will be conducted formally at the conclusion of each rotation.¬† Informal feedback provided by preceptor to the fellow will be encouraged at the midpoint of mid-point of each rotation.¬† There will also be a final evaluation based on the year's progress.