There is a national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in our country, including the state of Florida where we are located. To attract applicants to our training program, we need to promote a culture of respect and hospitality and strike for an optimal balance between education and patient care. To achieve this, our program will focus on three important aims.
- Increase scholarly activity by faculty and fellows, which will be measured by the number of submitted and accepted manuscripts and presentations at professional conferences.
- Increase the number of subspecialty clinics/services (for example, parent-child interaction therapy, school rotation, collaborative care program, pediatric obesity clinic).
- Become a trauma-informed organization that helps patients cope with traumatic experiences by training all our fellows and faculty in the trauma-informed approach to patient care.