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Clinical Curriculum

First Year:

  • Inpatient Service: 4 months; 70% . This service is provided in the Child and Adolescent Unit of Shands Vista, a 15-bed inpatient facility equipped with all the essentials required for the comprehensive acute psychiatric care of children and adolescents between the ages of 9 to 17.
  • Outpatient Service: During the 4 months of Inpatient Service: 20%. Otherwise, 60-70%. This service is provided in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Springhill, which provides outpatient psychiatric care to a large and diverse population ranging in age from 2 to 17 years.
  • Comprehensive Autism Program: 8 months; 10%. This is an intensive outpatient evaluation and treatment program at Shands at UF, specially designed for children and adolescents with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and other developmental disabilities.
  • Consultation and Liaison Service: Exposure. This service provides psychiatric consultations to the pediatric inpatient services at Shands Children’s Hospital and the Springhill Emergency Department.
  • Pediatric Neurology Service: 1 month; 10%. This service is offered by the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology at Shands at UF.
  • School Consultations Service: Exposure. This service is rendered to Levy County School District schools.

Second Year:

During the second year, the fellows have as home base their outpatient offices at Springhill. They spend the below designated amounts of time at these various clinical sites:

  • Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Clinic: 12 months; 20%. This community mental health clinic in Gainesville, serves a diverse population of youths.
  • Specialty Outpatient Clinics: 4 months; 10% each clinic during outpatient time. These clinics include the Tourettes Clinic and Comprehensive Autism Program.
  • Student Mental Health at the Counseling and Wellness Center: 12 months; 20%. This gives the fellows exposure to the undergraduate student population.