Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Introductory Letter from the Training Director

Dear Applicant,

Welcome! Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers exceptional training: a remarkable inpatient setting providing the highest level of acute psychiatric care for Missouri children and adolescents, a psychotherapy clinic with real-time video-based monitoring and feedback, a phenomenal infant-preschool clinic, extensive outpatient experiences in both academic and community mental health practices, a consult rotation in a world class children’s hospital, and an ever-expanding portfolio of other innovative clinical programs. Trainees have the opportunity to participate in telepsychiatry, the care of young children in foster care, and the modification of school-based educational and behavioral plans for children with developmental disabilities. Continuity of care is emphasized in our program, and opportunities abound for work with special populations. This range of exposure equips fellows for careers in every conceivable setting. Our highly rated didactics are innovative and learner-centered. We also offer numerous options for research training for the next generation of clinician scientists in child psychiatry during and after fellowship.

Please see what our current fellows say about training here:

It is true. Our program is unique: We are a particularly collegial, nurturing and supportive environment and an exceptionally research-rich setting. Our trainees work side by side with known research leaders in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, who happen to also be outstanding clinicians, teachers and mentors. We invite you to explore the range of research interests and active studies of our distinguished faculty. Five of them are on the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Editorial Board and our current year divisional federal funding total exceeds 6 million dollars.

Our graduates have gone on to establish themselves in a variety of professional positions ranging from private practice to community mental health to academic practice and independent research.

Our fellows spend six months on service at Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, a state-supported facility, where lengths of stay average four to six weeks, distinctively allowing our fellows to follow patients through extended courses of treatment. There, and in the outpatient clinics of BJC Behavioral Health and St. Louis Children's Hospital, our fellows gain experience with children and families who exemplify the full range of psychiatric, developmental and psychosocial disability. A neurology outpatient rotation, supervised by outstanding pediatric neurology faculty, is also in the first year.

The second year prioritizes independence and flexibility and includes generous elective time. Fellows experience an acceleration in outpatient work, autonomy and therapeutic practice with a three-month long biweekly school consultation rotation in collaboration with the unified Special School District of St. Louis County, three months of Consult-Liaison experience at St. Louis Children's Hospital, a premier U.S. children’s hospital, a year long weekly clinic solely dedicated to the practice of psychotherapy, as well as ample time to pursue special interests including 6 months with 50% elective time.

Our mission is to help our fellows become first-rate child and adolescent psychiatrists, who dedicate their careers to leading the field. Congratulations on choosing a career path in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. We look forward to meeting you.

Anne L. Glowinski, M.D., M.P.E.
Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Associate Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine