Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Nicolle Castaneda
Phone: 305-355-8264
Email: nicollec@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All of our positions are filled through the NRMP.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System. To be considered, a minimum of three letters of recommendation are required (additional information provided via ERAS).

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to November. We strongly encourage you to submit your completed applications prior to this date, as the interviewing schedule fills quickly. Interviews are conducted from September to November.

Call Schedule

Each fellow is on call for a week at a time starting on Friday and ending the following Thursday. Weekday calls are to receive transfer requests to the Inpatient Unit and are home and telephone based. Weekend calls are in-house at the Inpatient Unit in the morning for rounds on new patients with the attending, as well as to manage discharges from the unit. The remainder of the day is for management of phone calls regarding potential transfers from outside hospitals.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

Open in Google Maps

Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

Open in Google Maps

UHealth Mailman Center for Childhood Development/Debbie School

1601 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

Open in Google Maps

University of Miami Student Affairs Counseling Center

5513 Merrick Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Open in Google Maps

Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must have successfully completed Steps 1, 2 (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed three-year psychiatry adult residency.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The vision for our Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to be one of the preeminent nationally and internationally recognized leaders in innovative education, research, scholarship and clinical care in the behavioral sciences. We strive to conduct research that deepens our understanding of the development, pathophysiology and prevention of psychiatric illness and the nature of human behavior, and apply this knowledge to the delivery of effective, evidence-based treatments. We offer comprehensive treatment and consultation to our patients, their families and the community. We also provide outstanding mental health education and multidisciplinary training to the next generation of child psychiatrists and investigators.

Mission & Vision

The vision for our Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to be one of the preeminent nationally and internationally recognized leaders in innovative education, research, scholarship and clinical care in the behavioral sciences. We strive to conduct research that deepens our understanding of the development, pathophysiology and prevention of psychiatric illness and the nature of human behavior, and apply this knowledge to the delivery of effective, evidence-based treatments. We offer comprehensive treatment and consultation to our patients, their families and the community. We also provide outstanding mental health education and multidisciplinary training to the next generation of child psychiatrists and investigators.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest and look forward to showing you what we love about the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest and look forward to showing you what we love about the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Our fellows see many patients over the two-year fellowship under both direct and indirect supervision of a full-time academic faculty of child and adolescent psychiatrists. We have one of the busiest Child and Adolescent Psychiatry divisions in South Florida; our fellows benefit greatly by having a wide range of experience with a variety of childhood onset psychiatric disorders during their training. Fellows also have interesting opportunities to work with medically and psychiatrically complicated cases at Holtz Children’s Hospital and Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Our graduates are among the most well-trained child and adolescent psychiatrists in Florida, and thus they feel highly confident entering the workforce with the skills and expertise acquired in the two years of their fellowship.

Jackson Memorial Hospitalis a large, university-affiliated, county hospital and is the perfect learning environment for child and adolescent psychiatry training. The Inpatient Unit at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital has 20 beds managed by two CAP fellows and second-year general psychiatry residents under the leadership of the Inpatient Unit attending. Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States, ensuring our fellows’ fantastic training on their consultation-liaison rotation in their second year. Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital is the largest pediatric trauma center in South Florida, ensuring that fellows develop experience with trauma and burn patients during this service.

We are also closely associated with the nearby undergraduate and graduate schools of the University of Miami, allowing fellows to spend a semester at the UM Student Affairs Counseling Center. At the center, fellows work closely with both undergraduate and graduate students in the context of a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of a faculty child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Miami is a wonderful place to live and work, which is such an important aspect of selecting a fellowship program. This is one of the world’s premier destinations and we invite you to come and see for yourself why patients, faculty and students are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Nicole Mavrides, MD

Description

Jackson Memorial Hospitalis a large, university-affiliated, county hospital and is the perfect learning environment for child and adolescent psychiatry training. The Inpatient Unit at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital has 20 beds managed by two CAP fellows and second-year general psychiatry residents under the leadership of the Inpatient Unit attending. Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States, ensuring our fellows’ fantastic training on their consultation-liaison rotation in their second year. Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital is the largest pediatric trauma center in South Florida, ensuring that fellows develop experience with trauma and burn patients during this service.

We are also closely associated with the nearby undergraduate and graduate schools of the University of Miami, allowing fellows to spend a semester at the UM Student Affairs Counseling Center. At the center, fellows work closely with both undergraduate and graduate students in the context of a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of a faculty child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Miami is a wonderful place to live and work, which is such an important aspect of selecting a fellowship program. This is one of the world’s premier destinations and we invite you to come and see for yourself why patients, faculty and students are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Nicole Mavrides, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

10
(five first-year fellows and five second-year fellows)

Duration of Fellowship?

2 years

Program Highlights

100% pass rate on the child & adolescent psychiatry boards

1000+ cases seen each year by the 10 fellows

Largest & most established child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship in Florida

Clinical Experience

Overview

Resident and fellow education is a clear priority at Jackson Memorial Hospital and specifically for our program. CAP fellows have protected didactic education in two separate lecture blocks on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Second year fellows have an additional lecture block on Tuesday mornings which encompasses dialectical behavioral therapy as well as consultation-liaison training. The lecture schedule is specifically planned out for the year and includes all aspects of relevant medical knowledge for child and adolescent psychiatrists such as development, psychopathology, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Fellows are expected to attend all lectures and participate in reading and discussion. Faculty are expected to provide one-on-one teaching during clinical supervision and inpatient supervision rounds.

Departmental grand rounds or child and adolescent psychiatry rounds (which includes case conferences, ethics rounds and journal club) are held on Wednesdays from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The department is lucky to have a very active grand rounds schedule, with many prominent adult, child and adolescent psychiatrists speaking on cutting-edge topics throughout the year.

Year 1

The first year of the fellowship is split into two parts – inpatient and outpatient experiences. All fellows rotate on the inpatient CAP psychiatric unit for a minimum of five months during their first year of fellowship. In this setting, fellows develop knowledge and skills to interview, evaluate and manage very complicated child and adolescent psychiatric patients. They learn to manage acute psychiatric symptoms in very sick children and teens, and how to work effectively as a team. There is also a two to four month Crisis Rotation, during which fellows learn how to do rapid evaluations of youth with psychiatric emergencies. During this rotation, fellows learn how to triage and accept transfers from outside hospitals, as well as learn how to determine which patients meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization and which can be safely discharged.

During the other half of the first year, fellows spend five to six months in the CAP outpatient clinic. Goals of this rotation are to learn to evaluate, diagnose, treat and monitor children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. One day a week is spent in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic under the supervision of a faculty expert, providing fellows with an opportunity for in-depth learning about youth and young adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

An important goal for this first year is for fellows to have the opportunity to follow at least some of their patients longitudinally over the two-year fellowship. All fellows are assigned at least three to four patients for psychotherapy during their first year of training.

Year 2

The second year of fellowship is primarily based in the outpatient setting. Fellows are expected to conduct intake evaluations in the outpatient clinic and follow an increasing number of children and adolescents with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Fellows also rotate on a semester-basis through the UM Student Affairs Counseling Center and through the DBT program at Jackson Memorial Hospital. These rotations provide exposure to youth with more complex problems, and a different and more varied sociodemographic and socioeconomic background.

Fellows also spend two to three months on consultation-liaison psychiatry, working with medically complex patients at both Holtz Children’s Hospital and Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Additionally, fellows rotate through the Debbie School – a preschool on campus with both typical and atypical developing children, and observe comprehensive evaluations of preschool children at the UHealth Mailman Center for Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at UM Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. The second year also provides an opportunity to learn about research and develop a project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, culminating in a presentation at the end of the year.

Eligible applicants interested in a more research-focused fellowship will have the opportunity to participate in a CAP fellowship research track.

Your Faculty

Ana E. Campo-Bowen, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Services
Associate Professor
Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Coffey, MD, MS
Division Chief and Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Nicole Mavrides, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Child Psychiatry Consultation Service

Raul Poulsen, MD
Assistant Professor
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

Stefania Prendes-Alvarez, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Jon A. Shaw, MD
Professor

Alumni Placements Include:

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Florida International University
Florida Psychoanalytic Society
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Hospital
University of South Florida
Various private practices throughout Florida

Alumni Placements Include:

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Florida International University
Florida Psychoanalytic Society
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Hospital
University of South Florida
Various private practices throughout Florida