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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Training Director
Paramjit Joshi, MD
Associate Training Director
Anju Hurria
Chief Fellow
Keeban Nam, MD
Karina Amaya
Education Manager
Nallely Aparicio
Program Coordinator
Vanessa Valle
Program Coordinator
Thank you for your interest in UC Irvine's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Our goal is to prepare our fellows for the plethora of opportunities that will be available to them at the conclusion of their training. To this end, we strive to provide a diverse range of training settings and mentorship while maintaining the camaraderie and collegiality we feel is so vital to the growth of the individual physician.

The supportive environment that we foster here at UC Irvine enables our fellows to complement their developing knowledge base and clinical decision-making skills with a compassionate, humanistic approach. Our program emphasizes training in biological, psychological, and social modalities, as we strongly believe that a multidisciplinary approach is vital to providing excellent psychiatric care to children, adolescents and their families.

Clinical experiences have been developed to provide exposure to the wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses and issues facing children and adolescents, as well as prepare our fellows for the diverse populations they may encounter post-graduation.

Our full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty members are dedicated to the education of our trainees. In turn, we support our fellows in becoming effective educators in their work with residents, medical students, and ancillary staff, as we value teaching as a vital component to professional development.

The UC Irvine Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program was founded in 1969. A recent evaluation by the ACGME Residency Review Committee in November, 2010, resulted in a full, five-year accreditation.

We offer three fellowship positions per year, for a total of six fellows during the two-year program. Our recent graduates have succeeded in establishing their footprint in various settings, including staying in academia (including at UC Irvine), establishing their own private practice (several choosing to stay in Orange County), working in community hospitals such as Kaiser and completing additional training in forensic psychiatry.

I invite you to learn more about our program by reviewing the other portions of our website. Of course, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or require further information. Thank you for considering our program and we hope to learn more about you and your passion for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Paramjit Joshi, MD
Training Director