The MedStar Health—Georgetown University Hospital Fellowship Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

We are very pleased that you are interested in learning more about our training program. We are a relatively young program, founded in 2010 and also connected to the collective knowledge and experience of a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division that has been thriving for over 50 years. In our training program, we have taken the opportunity to start fresh and have implemented innovative, evidence-based teaching and skills-building methods.

We also emphasize having fun while learning and building meaningful relationships with each other along the way. These relationships create a sense of safety and security that helps our trainees take chances, reflect honestly on their strengths and vulnerabilities, challenge each other and their supervisors, and explore the many exciting opportunities available within our division and within the Washington, D.C. metro area as a whole. We strongly believe that diversity, inclusion, equity, justice and authenticity are essential elements of a thriving learning environment, and we consider them among our core values. Our faculty also place a strong emphasis on positive psychiatry, a strengths-based approach to assessment and treatment that centers on promoting well-being, and we practice what we preach clinically by working actively to improve the well-being of our faculty, trainees, and staff.

Why train here

In our training program, we have implemented innovative, evidence-based teaching and skills-building methods. We strive to create a learning experience that embodies the mission of our entire Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division. Our program mission is to: 

  • Prevent and alleviate youth mental health problems

  • Promote positive youth mental health

  • Build health equity

We do this by providing state-of-the-art, research-based psychiatric care that is holistic, family-centered, community-based, and culturally attuned to the diverse communities of the D.C. metro area.

As a clinical Division, we focus on improving access to care for families in the D.C. metro area through working in schools and primary care clinics in underserved areas as well as by accepting the broadest range of public and private insurance of any academic clinic in the area. We are also specifically interested in allying with, learning from, and providing support to the historically marginalized African-American/black and Latinx communities living in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the training program, read this letter from the Division Chief.

Curriculum

The overall seminar experience for the first year is focused on:

  • Adhering to adult learning theory principles

  • Being interactive and experiential

  • Staying as clinically relevant as possible

  • Providing opportunities to practice teaching PGY3 psychiatry residents, PGY3 pediatric residents, and medical students

For the second year, the overall seminar experience is focused on:

  • Adhering to adult learning theory principles

  • Being interactive and experiential

  • Staying as clinically relevant as possible

  • Providing opportunities to practice teaching CAP 1s, PGY3 residents, and medical students

Rotations

First-year schedule

Second-year schedule

Diversity and inclusion

We strive to create a learning experience that embodies the mission of our entire Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division: to prevent and alleviate youth mental health problems, promote positive youth mental health, and build health equity by bringing state-of-the-art, research-based psychiatric care that is holistic, family-centered, community-based, and culturally attuned to the diverse communities of the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

Our core values:

  • Diversity and intersectionality

  • Inclusion and authenticity

  • Growth mindset

  • Humor and fun

  • Intellectual curiosity as well as humanistic curiosity

  • Service and sense of community responsibility

  • Humility and service: Joining with, learning from, and sharing with families

  • Accountability to colleagues and community

  • Positive psychiatry and personal wellbeing

Wellness and well-being are priorities within the MedStar Georgetown Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) fellowship for patients and their families as well as fellows and faculty.

Wellness efforts include:

  • Two retreat days, usually one day in the fall and one day in the spring, funded by the fellowship for team-building activities and providing program specific feedback

  • CAP get-togethers with faculty, staff, and fellows within the CAP division

  • Free access to the gym at the 2115 Wisconsin Ave building

  • Availability of coffee/tea at the 2115 Wisconsin Ave building

  • Financial support to attend national conferences such as AACAP

  • Catered lunch for fellows with Grand Rounds speakers

Application information

Interested in applying?

Contact us

If you have a passion for excellence in medical training, look to the opportunities at MedStar Health. We offer the best aspects of academic medicine, research, and innovation combined with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. We invite you to learn how we can help your professional development.

KenAndra De Saussure
Program Coordinator
Kenandra.T.Desaussure@gunet.georgetown.edu
202-944-9323

202-944-5405


Colin Stewart, MD
Training Director
colin.e.stewart@gunet.georgetown.edu