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The mission of the Drexel University College of Medicine Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program is to educate physicians to practice independently, competently and creatively as new child and adolescent psychiatrists. Our program is one of the oldest child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs in the country. We received our initial ACGME accreditation in 1959 and since then have continued full ACGME accreditation without any lapse.

Letter from the Program Director

Application Process

We accept four fellows each year. We recruit outstanding physicians with a wide array of strengths and interests. Our program also offers an Early Identification Track. This allows a medical student applicant interested in child and adolescent psychiatry to apply for simultaneous acceptance to both the general psychiatry and the child and adolescent psychiatry training programs at the time of their general psychiatry residency match.

How to Apply

Meet Our Fellows

Curriculum

Our program provides exceptional depth and breadth of clinical exposure. We have one of the largest numbers of affiliates and partner agencies. Our fellows learn first-hand how to function as competent child and adolescent psychiatrists in a wide variety of settings. There are no on-call and no weekend clinical responsibilities across the two years of training. Our didactic curriculum takes a broad view of the field, with value placed on development, evidence, conceptual models and practical clinical tools. Every week across the two years, Thursday is a fully protected day for didactics and supervision.

There is robust emphasis on developing strong leadership skills and scholarly thinking, and participation in research endeavors. We create many such opportunities for our fellows at the departmental, institutional, regional and national levels. We also provide protected time for fellows to pursue their scholarly interests.

Clinical Rotations

Didactic Curriculum

Program Faculty

Our faculty is an experienced, diverse, friendly, and committed group. They provide an environment that emphasizes collaboration and collegiality. Our fellows cherish a tight-knit educational milieu where there is tremendous focus on faculty providing one-on-one attention and fostering individual interests of each fellow.

Fellow Wellness

We are ahead of the curve when it comes to resident/fellow wellness. Our Annual Fellow Retreat is a decades-long tradition. During this two-day event, fellows are completely relieved of their clinical duties to engage in fellow-driven social activities/excursions fully sponsored by our program. Some of these outings have included spa days, visits to Mutter’s Museum, bowling at Lucky Strike, trips to beach houses and Poconos, and fine dining. The program director and our fellows have active representation on the GME Resident/Fellow Wellness Committee.

Resident/Fellow Wellness

More About Life as a Fellow

News and Events

Awards for Our Fellows

  • Maria Aguilo-Seara, DO
    First Prize, APA Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Clinical Case Report Award
  • Jonathan Barton, MD
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
    APA Philadelphia Psychiatric Society Psychodynamic Case Award
  • Daniel Bender, DO
    AACAP Fellow Advocacy Ambassador Award
    Kenneth Gordon Jr., MD Memorial Award of RCCAP of Eastern PA and Southern NJ
  • Joanna Beyer, DO
    AACAP Fellow Advocacy Ambassador Award
    AACAP Systems of Care Award
  • Krystine Carter, MD
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
    Second Prize, Drexel Discovery Day, Outstanding Clinical Resident/Fellow Case Studies
  • Sanju George, MD
    AACAP Fellow Advocacy Ambassador Award
  • Mikal Hicks-Black, DO
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
    AACAP Fellow Advocacy Ambassador Award
    Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and AFP Resident/Fellow Recognition Award for Excellence in Family Care
  • Prasad Joshi, MD, PhD
    AADPRT IMG Fellowship Award
  • Mohammad Khan, MD
    AACAP Systems of Care Award
    Kenneth Gordon Jr., MD Memorial Award of RCCAP of Eastern PA and Southern NJ
  • Shashwat Pandhi, MD, MPH
    AACAP/SAMHSA/CMS Virtual Fellowship
    AACAP Systems of Care Award
    AACAP Advocacy Award
  • Ian Peters, DO, MPH
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
  • David Prado, DO
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
  • Lillian Reilly-Prado, DO
    AACAP Fellow Advocacy Ambassador Award
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
  • Ayesha Silman, MD
    APA Resident Recognition Award
    Kenneth Gordon Jr., MD Memorial Award of RCCAP of Eastern PA and Southern NJ
    AACAP Advocacy Award
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
  • Dimas Tirado-Morales, MD
    APA Minority Fellowship
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award
    AACAP Systems of Care Program Award
  • Grace Unsal, DO
    AACAP Systems of Care Award
  • Muhammad Zafar, MD
    Third Prize, Original Research, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Annual Colloquium of Scholars
  • Nitya Zaveri, DO
    AACAP Advocacy Award
    AACAP Educational Outreach Award

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Ayesha Waheed, MD

Ayesha Waheed, MD
Program Director