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UC San Diego Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inclusve Excellence Program (CAPIE)

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About the Program

With the support of a grant from UnitedHealth Group, the University of California San Diego has launched a four-year program to expand and diversify the pipeline of child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAP) in California. This program offers novel learning opportunities, individualized mentorship, and financial educational support for participating medical students. Together, these initiatives will build a stronger community of trainees pursuing careers in CAP and ultimately help create an inclusive, skilled workforce representing the changing demography of California's children, youth, and families.

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Medical Students & Residents

Summer Immersion Program

Explore the exciting career of child & adolescent psychiatry through an immersive experience designed to increase awareness and exposure to CAP concepts.

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Year-long Program

This program is designed to provide a select number of interested and motivated medical trainees with novel learning opportunities.

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Medical Director

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Desiree Shapiro, M.D.

Program Coordinator

anahi ibarra

Anahi Ibarra, M.P.H.