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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Our fellows learn to manage resources while providing their patients with quality care, including assessment, medication management, and psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family, or group therapy.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our goal is to train competent, caring child and adolescent psychiatrists prepared to practice in a variety of settings in this regional and national subspecialty shortage area.

We accept two fellows per year.

Curriculum

The hallmark of our training program is the nationally recognized managed care clinic in which our child and adolescent psychiatry fellows see the majority of their outpatients over the two-year period. In this setting, fellows learn to manage resources while providing their patients with quality care, including assessment, medication management, and psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family, or group therapy. The patient population in the Scott & White system is culturally diverse and socioeconomically varied, with a rich variety of disorders and symptom severity as well as the gamut of payment sources. Fellow caseloads are monitored to provide a representative sampling of this population.

Supervision is provided regularly. Each fellow meets weekly with an outpatient therapy supervisor as well as a medication supervisor. In addition, each rotation is individually supervised weekly by the on-site attending faculty responsible for the rotation. Additional individual supervision is provided for cases requiring specific therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and family therapy. Faculty members are also available for immediate supervision.

During the first year of the program, fellows devote their time primarily to conducting inpatient and partial hospital care at the Metroplex Pavilion Hospital in nearby Killeen, and studying child neurology, child development and genetics at Baylor Scott & White Health. A school consultation experience is also provided at the elementary and middle school levels in both mainstream and alternative learning settings in the Temple Independent School District.

In the second year, fellows concentrate on outpatient care at Baylor Scott & White Health. This is supplemented with work in forensic psychiatry in a private clinic and the Bell County Juvenile Justice Department, administrative psychiatry in the Baylor Scott & White system as well as in community settings. Second-year electives in research, consultation or clinical areas, in community, school, clinic or hospital settings allow fellows to obtain further training in areas of interest. An interest in research is encouraged and supported by a seminar in epidemiology and research methodology and a well-developed Research and Biostatistics Department at Scott & White. Interested fellows may work to obtain a master's degree in Rural Public Health from our School of Rural Public Health, part of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Throughout both years, fellows provide consultation to our well-established primary care programs. More than 60 clinics in a 29,000-square-mile service area across Central Texas refer many of our patients, providing intensive interaction with family practice and pediatrics. In addition, inpatient consultation is provided to pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, trauma and hematology-oncology services.

Didactics are provided on a two-year cyclical basis. The two-year Integrated Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology; Developmental Theory, Issues, and Practicum; and Theories and Therapies series form the backbone of the seminar plan and are complemented by specialty series given every other year.

Seminars

  • Integrated Child & Adolescent Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology
  • Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
  • Developmental Theory, Issues and Practium
  • Forensics/Ethics
  • Epidemiology and Research Methodology
  • Theories and Therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Supervision and Teaching
  • Administrative Psychiatry and Health Care Policy
  • Cross Cultural Psychiatry

Conferences

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held approximately three times per month. Speakers include guest lecturers, faculty members and fellows. Many speakers are of national prominence. Clinical issues, research topics/projects, mental health policy issues and psychopharmacology are some of the topics presented.

Practice Improvement Meeting

This is a quarterly conference that is attended by all faculty and fellows within the department. In this conference, a difficult case or a difficult outcome is discussed from a risk management perspective.

Journal Club

Once per month, fellows meet to discuss articles from recent child and adolescent psychiatric literature. All residents will read the article prior to the meeting and discuss them with emphasis on evaluating the background of the research and research methodology and interpretation of the significance of the findings.

Case Conference

Interesting or instructive cases are formally presented by fellows using PowerPoint slides and presentation of literature relating to the case.  The case is discussed in a multidisciplinary group setting.

Board Review

Fellows meet weekly with staff to follow curriculum designed to prepare fellows for the child and adolescent board exam.

During the second year, a rich variety of rotations exists, including forensic evaluation of youth from the juvenile court system, a community/administrative rotation, a pediatric consultation rotation to medical inpatient units and an elective rotation with options which include inpatient, outpatient and research experiences in a variety of settings.

Year One
Metroplex Pavilion
70%
2 months Child
Neurology
Baylor Scott & White
70%
1 month
Child Development/
Genetics
Baylor Scott & White
70%
School Consultation; Baylor Scott & White/Temple Independent School District
10%
Outpatient Baylor Scott & White
30%
Emergency Psychiatry/Pediatric C/L
20%
Outpatient Baylor Scott & White
30%
Outpatient
Baylor Scott & White
70%
Year Two
6 months
Outpatient
60%
3 months
Outpatient
60%
3 months
Outpatient
55%
Community 5% Admin 5%
School Consultation
10%
Forensics
10%
Emerg Psych/Pedi C-L
20%
Emerg Psych/Pedi C-L
10%
Elective
10%
Elective
20%

During the six-month Metroplex inpatient rotation, first year fellows take home call once per month for the child and adolescent psychiatric unit.

Faculty members are assigned for supervision and consultation by phone 24 hours per day and in person when appropriate.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We do not accept paper applications.

Deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirement

Eligible candidates must have successfully completed a three or four year residency in general psychiatry.

Applicants should submit:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a letter from current program director
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • MSPE
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
  • Letter attesting to General Psychiatry Board eligibility

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Dorothy Winkler
Phone: 254.724.1768
Fax: 254.724.1747
Dorothy.Winkler@BSWHealth.org

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
MS-22-117D
Temple, TX 76508

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to a competitive stipend, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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