Message from the Training Director
Welcome to our website. The University of Florida Department of Psychiatry offers a two-year training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for selected residents who have completed at least the PGY-3 year of training and passed USMLE step 3. We are ACGME approved for eight positions.
Our program promotes a culture of respect, diversity, equity, inclusion, and professionalism. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds. We prepare fellows according to guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and by the Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Our training includes assessment of normal and abnormal child development and treatment using pharmacologic, cognitive, psychodynamic, and social approaches. All our fellows participate in teaching junior learners and in quality improvement projects. We have regular seminars and open discussions regarding diversity, culture, social determinants of health, and racial disparities. Work-life integration is maintained by home call on weekdays that ends at 11PM and a combination of home and hospital call over the weekends.
Our patient population is diverse geographically (urban, suburban and rural), racially (White, Black, Hispanic, and other minorities including immigrants and refugees), and socioeconomically. Diverse clinical experiences are provided that span the diagnostic spectrum, ranging from children and adolescents with depression and anxiety to developmental disorders to central nervous system disorders to genetic disorders. Both Child Psychiatry and Psychology faculty provide supervision, with additional input from speech pathologists, psychiatric nurses and a multitude of other professionals.
Building on the resources of the Department of Psychiatry, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) offers a diverse faculty, a comprehensive didactic curriculum, and modern inpatient and outpatient clinical facilities. Our program produces graduates who are clinically astute, academically well-rounded, enjoy helping children and families, have strong professional values, and are ready to assume successful leadership roles in our field.
Thank you for considering our program and, more importantly, a career in the rewarding and fascinating field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry!
Mariam Rahmani, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP
Director: Mariam Rahmani, MD
Contact: Program Coordinators: Jennifer Cobb
Phone: (352) 265-8886
Fax: (352) 265-8682
Interested in joining the program? Please email all inquiries to DCAPRecruitment@psychiatry.ufl.edu
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