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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Our Professional Identity

Our primary aim is to create an academic division of child and adolescent psychiatry with its roots planted firmly in the community. We seek to create an environment in which patients and learners alike can feel our commitment to humanity, empathy, equity, dedication, mutual respect, openness, and ethical care.

Who We Are

Program Overview

The UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program is primarily based at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, the largest designated children's hospital in the state of California. We are deeply grateful and thankful for our committed attending physicians, our highly talented fellows, our skilled interdisciplinary staff, our collegial community partners, and mostly importantly our patients and their families.

  • First Year: Our fellowship offers inpatient, eating disorders, consultation-liaison, pediatric emergency psychiatry, and community-based outpatient experiences in the first year. Fellows also have organized experiences in group and individual psychotherapy. 
  • Second Year: Fellows rotate through a variety of outpatient clinical settings, including our brand new mental health integration clinics, a behavioral health urgent care, and a county-contracted clinic for underserved youth and families. Second year selectives include normal childhood development, early childhood intervention (0-6), juvenile justice, school-based health, autism and intellectual disabilities, eating disorders, a tele-consultation program for urban and rural pediatric providers, and substance use disorders. Fellows also have organized experiences in individual psychotherapy.

We participate in the NRMP Match, and we accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


We are proud to offer three customized educational tracks to both our fellows and prospective applicants! Each track can be selected through ERAS, and please see the How to Apply section regarding NRMP numbers for each track. Please apply to any and all tracks that interest you!

  • Traditional TrackThe Traditional Track offers a balanced experience to fellows. We typically offer 4 Traditional Track positions per year. 
  • Community TrackThe Community Track offers exposure to specialized community populations, including youth at risk for sex-trafficking, juvenile justice, and near-homelessness. Community Track fellows also get to participate in additional community-based systems of care didactics. We typically offer 1 Community Track position per year. 
  • Research Scholar TrackThe Research Scholar Track offers protected time and mentorship towards the conceptualization, review board application, and execution of an academic project. Skilled faculty mentors guide fellows in the process of obtaining funding to sustain scholarly efforts. Fellows are provided with protected time for academic meetings in the first year, and up to 35% protected time in the second year for scholarly endeavors. We typically offer 1 Research Scholar Track position per year. 


How To Apply

If you would like further information contact:

Sabina Perez
Program Administrator 
(858) 966‒7759

Important Dates

July 6, 2022

ERAS Opens for Fellowship Applicants

December 14, 2022

NRMP Rank Order List Certification Deadline

January 11, 2023

Match Day!!!