Child & Adolescent Residency
We encourage our residents to develop an area of expertise during their fellowship. This may be a research project, a literature review, or a quality improvement project.
Residents start the program and see a variety of patients. In October of their first year, they attend a monthly research seminar with Dr. Douglas Gray, the vice-chairman training and education and try to narrow their interest into a manageable project and then identify a mentor for their area of interest.
Do Residents Get Dedicated Research Time?
All residents can get dedicated research time based upon their needs for their area and project of interest. During the first year, the resident develops a proposal for research and it is submitted to the Program Evaluation Committee for approval.What Are the Regular Work Hours?
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rotations: General hours are from 7:30am to 8am to approximately 5pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday. On occasion, there may be an evening learning opportunity, such as a parent or teen group.What Is the On-Call Schedule?
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: First year child fellows cover pager call for the UNI Inpatient Child service about one weekend per month with fewer weekends in the second year of training. Fellows are expected to be in-house on the weekend of call during regular working hours to complete admission H&Ps, but fellows can take calls after-hours from home.Are Residents Expected to Publish?
No. The expectation is development of expertise and presenting at resident grand rounds. However, some of our residents have developed their interest into a research project that has led to publication. For example, one of our residents who was interested in group psychotherapy was assigned to work with a faculty member with national expertise and research publications in this area. In addition, this resident was given opportunities on most clinical rotations to do additional clinical work in group therapy. Prior to graduation, the resident was first author on a book chapter on group psychotherapy.
Another example is a resident who wanted to investigate the role child abuse plays in the treatment of children in a residential psychiatry unit. She teamed up with a PhD student in psychology and by the end of her training, they had considerable publishable data with very interesting findings.