Child & Adolescent Training Program

Academic Focus

Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program! Our program strives to produce excellent child psychiatrists ready to practice in any setting. We have developed, and continue to refine, a training curriculum that provides learning opportunities in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Inpatient opportunities include rotations at the Universtiy of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), a highly-ranked inpatient hospital and behavioral health facility with 60 acute child and adolescent beds, consultations at the nationally-recognized Primary Children's Hospital, and opportunities for therapy with children in residential and day treatment settings. In the outpatient world, fellows have core and elective rotations spanning normal development, liaison with the local schools, mental health integration in community clinics, a multidisciplinary medical home for persons with developmental disabilities, autism testing and treatment, child abuse evaluations and therapy, preschool day treatment, and outpatient child psychiatry. We are confident you will leave this program well-prepared to serve patients in both inpatient or outpatient settings.

Scholarly Activities

We encourage our residents to develop an area of expertise during their fellowship. We allow for dedicated research time to aid in this development. Residents are not expected to publish, but are expected to give a grand rounds presentation at the culmination of their training.


To help facilitate the development of an academic area of interest and career development, residents choose academic mentors with whom they meet, at the least, bi-annually to help guide their selective and elective choices and discuss their scholarly interests.

Work Hours and Call

General hours are from 7:30 or 8 am until approximately 5-6 pm Monday through Friday. On occasion, there may be an evening learning opportunity, such as a parent or teen group. Child fellows cover weekend pager call for the UNI Inpatient Child service. Fellows come into the hospital during regular working hours on call weekends to complete admissions side-by-side with attendings, but take calls after-hours from home.


Kristi Kleinschmit, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Training Program


Training Coordinator
Jessie Skriner
Phone: 801-587-3543


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