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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the UC Irvine Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior Child & Adolescent Fellowship Program. 

This is a two-year program that is fully accredited by the ACGME. We accept three fellows per year, beginning in PGY-IV or PGY-V. We are participants in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Supporting documents should be submitted through ERAS Fellowships Documents Office (EFDO). Please also register with the NRMP in addition to using ERAS above.

Clinical experiences include:

  • Inpatient
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Pediatric consultation/liaison
  • Outpatient
  • Psychotherapy
  • School consultation
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Forensic
  • Research
  • Pediatric neurology 

Complementary didactics provide a formal educational experience that ensures a thorough knowledge of child and adolescent psychiatry.  Teaching of medical students and general psychiatry residents is an integral part of the program, as well.

It is required that applicants have an active California Medical License before entering any California fellowship program. 

Learn more about obtaining a California Medical License ›

Application process

Please upload all the following documents to ERAS no later than Oct. 1, 2016:

  • Curriculum vitae, which includes employment history, professional experience, academic achievements, honors, awards, distinctions, scholarship or fellowship, leadership activities in school and community, creative projects,  membership in professional societies and civic organizations, etc.
  • Personal statement that includes background about yourself, reasons for choosing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, career goals, special areas of interest in Psychiatry, etc.
  • A recent photograph of yourself.
  • Request National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to transmit reports of your USMLE Step 1, 2 (CK & CS), and 3 scores. If applicable, COMLEX scores will also be accepted.
  • Request that your medical school upload a copy of your Dean’s letter (MSPE) and transcripts to ERAS (must come directly from your medical school).
  • Request that your training director(s) in general psychiatry upload a letter describing your peneral psychiatry performance and complete a training documentation form.
  • Request at least three letters of recommendation from direct supervising physicians to be uploaded using the ERAS Letter of Recommendation portal (LoRP). One of those letters may be from your training director referenced in the item above.