LVHN’s overall mission is to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and clinical research. In line with our sponsoring institution’s mission, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship’s mission is to educate future child and adolescent psychiatrists with evidence-based practices across psychopharmacologic and therapeutic modalities to provide expert care to our community’s young people. What makes us truly unique is that we provide the combination of an academic institution with access to a diverse patient population: urban, suburban and rural.
About the Program
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is an advanced tertiary care system that offers a friendly, diverse and enriching learning environment. LVHN has a long track-record of medical student teaching, residency and fellowship training, and education within the psychiatry department and other departments. Our training programs foster a culture of respect, diversity, fairness, inclusiveness and professionalism. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at LVHN is a two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program that offers two positions per training year. Our clinical rotations include experiences with children and adolescents in emergency psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, partial hospitalization program, outpatient psychiatry, consultation liaison psychiatry, developmental medicine, child protection medicine and school consultation. These rotations offer fellows an opportunity to see the full continuum of care and expose them to varied psychiatric disorders in a diverse patient population. Our training will provide fellows with clinical skills based on understanding developmental considerations and the bio-social-cultural approach to psychiatric disorders.
The child and adolescent psychiatry faculty at LVHN is committed to helping fellows become excellent clinicians and to advance their interests in this field. Our curriculum is based on the guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and by the Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Our teaching focuses on the exposure of our fellows to various treatment methods and evidence-based clinical approaches. We have numerous elective possibilities and scholarly activities throughout your fellowship that will broaden your educational experiences. The objective of our fellowship program is to prepare clinically astute, well-rounded and culturally diverse graduates who are willing to take on leadership roles in our field.
We look forward to virtually meeting you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our program.