Child and Adolescent Fellowship

Message from the Program Director

Fauzia Mahr, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program Vice Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Welcome to Penn State Hershey Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Penn State Hershey Medical Center offers an accredited, two-year fellowship training program in child psychiatry. Applications are accepted in any year of psychiatric residency training after the PGY-III year.

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is located in a scenic semi-rural setting and serves a large, diverse patient population from a wide geographic area. All social classes, racial and ethnic backgrounds are represented.

The heart of our training program is a 40 hour per week, two year integrated didactic curriculum that covers a variety of topics in detail.

Monthly journal clubs and case conferences encourage trainees to develop their critical thinking skills while keeping them up-to-date with the current evidence based practices in psychiatry.

In addition to the scheduled rotations, fellows have a full month of elective time during the second year of training which they can use to pursue research or to enroll in a number of other clinical electives or other scholarly activities. Trainees are encouraged to design their own elective rotation targeting their specific area of interest in child psychiatry.

Penn State Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers innumerable, unique opportunities in scholarly activities and research. Our Psychiatry department has an in-house Research Day in which many fellows participate and have been recognized at and later presented their work at national meetings.

I look forward to meeting you in person and introducing you to the endless clinical and scholarly opportunities at our Program.

Fauzia Mahr, M.D.
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program
Vice Chief Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

Message from the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

James G. Waxmonsky, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

As the Division Director of Child Psychiatry, I would like to thank you for your interest in our Fellowship program. The training program is tightly woven into all aspects of our clinical and research efforts to ensure that trainees acquire the knowledge, acumen and skills necessary to practice in our ever evolving field. The program has a strong foundation with nineteen-core faculty across a variety of clinical settings providing exposure to a wide breadth of training experiences. Having recently migrated here from a large metropolitan research center, I can personally attest that Penn State Hershey and the surrounding area combines the resources of a large city with the warmth and accessibility of a small town. I have found it be an excellent place to raise children and practice medicine and hope that you will visit to decide for yourself.
 
James G. Waxmonsky, M.D
 
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
 
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University