Maps for Applicants
2009 Welcome Party
Congratulations on your career choice!
There has never been a better time to apply for our program, which offers highly individualized training of the highest quality.
The William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an outstandingenvironment for trainees,who aspire to become leaders in our field. Our fellows spend half of their first year on service in a state-supported psychiatric children’s hospital (http://www.dmh.mo.gov/hcph/index.htm) where the length of stay for children still averages two weeks. There, and in their role in the outpatient clinics of BJC Behavioral Health (http://www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, our fellows gain experience with children and families that truly represent the full range of psychiatric, developmental and psychosocial spectra and that will equip them for careers in clinical care and research in every conceivable setting. Continuity of care is emphasized in our program, and opportunities abound for work with special populations (infants, foster children, children affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, children with complex medical conditions, children with trauma). The neurology outpatient rotation, supervised by outstanding pediatric neurology faculty (http://www.neuro.wustl.edu/divisions/pediatric.html), also takes place in the first year.
The second year features accelerations in outpatient work and autonomy with a 3-month biweekly school consultation rotation through the St. Louis County Special School District (http://www.ssd.k12.mo.us), 3 months of Consult/Liaison at St. Louis Children’s hospital, one of the premier U.S. Children’s Hospitals (http://www.stlouischildrens.org), and elective time, which past fellows have often used to jump start the next stages of their career..
Our fellowship training takes place within a uniquely research-rich environment. Our Division ranks among the top of all U.S. Divisions of Child Psychiatry for research grant funding, and we invite you to explore the range of research interests and active studies of our distinguished faculty. Whether or not you are contemplating a career in research, you will have daily opportunities to engage in scholarly exchange with our faculty. The teaching of our faculty (mentoring, electives, lectures, conferences, supervision) has consistently been held in the highest regard by medical students, general psychiatry residents, and most importantly by our own fellows.
Finally, a great deal of time and effort is devoted to helping fellows understand their own strengths and challenges, in order to optimize what is gained from practice-based learning during the fellowship and throughout a career. In addition to weekly individual supervision sessions, fellows also participate in team supervision. Our fellows have ample opportunities to teach and serve as role models to junior trainees including Washington University Medical Students who are exceptional (for the last several years, Washington University School of Medicine has been ranked #1 in the United States for medical student selectivity).
Our ultimate goal is to help our fellows become excellent child and adolescent psychiatrists; we believe that one must always continue learning beyond training and keenly appreciate what remains unknown in our exciting evolving field.
We are looking forward to meeting you.
Anne L. Glowinski, M.D., M.P.E.
Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
CID Building, 4560 Clayton Ave, Suite 1000, Office 1125
St. Louis, MO 63110 firstname.lastname@example.org