Psychiatry Fellowship Program

This two-year pediatric psychiatry fellowship program provides a diverse experience with the flexibility to tailor to each fellow’s career goals. The program provides a clinically rich, detailed experience interspersed with didactics and close supervision in a supportive setting that aims to develop a strong foundation in child and adolescent psychiatry. Fellows are provided the opportunities to develop understanding of the biological, psychological, social and developmental factors affecting the lives of children, adolescents and their families and learn to assess and treat their patients using the same approach.

All inpatient rotations are held at Le Bonheur, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Lakeside Behavioral Health. Fellows have the opportunity to grow and learn in the outpatient setting as well with rotations at Le Bonheur’s Psychiatry Clinic. In clinic, fellows learn the skills needed to treat patients in a fellow-led clinic under attending supervision, which gradually tapers throughout training. Longitudinal exposure with our Psychotherapy Clinic and the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) Clinic provides a rich interchange with psychologists, psychology interns and developmental pediatrics.

Research Interests

  • Trauma
  • Adverse childhood experiences and their impact on development
  • Psychiatric evaluation of pre-transplant youth
  • Overcoming barriers to telepsychiatry in public schools
  • Preferred pronoun documentation quality improvement project

Program Staff: Psychiatry

Program Director

Associate Program Director

Fellowship Coordinator

Jeannine Ricker