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 Shared Mental Health Care and Community Mental Health Clinics.
  • Opportunity to arrange elective time with other community psychiatrists.
  • Adolescent Day Treatment Program in the community.
  • Tertiary clinics for the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, treatment refractory ADHD and early psychosis.

Educational Objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes

  • Pursue and acquire a deeper knowledge and experience of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.
  • Become familiar with a range of community resources for children and adolescents - including those at AHS facilities, as well as those offered through Wood's Homes and Hull Services.
  • Follow Consultation/Liaison work within community services and also develop skills in writing consultation reports.
  • Pursue an area of special interest and develop materials suitable for publication or presentation to their colleagues.

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.