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


About the field of CAP

With the support of a grant from UnitedHealth Group, the University of California San Diego has launched a four-year program to grow a more inclusive child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) workforce 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. Watch more in this video

About the field of CAP

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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desiree shapiro


Medical director

 Desiree Shapiro, M.D.