Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Recruitment and Selection

Candidate Requirements

Candidates for fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry must meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Be a graduate of an accredited college of osteopathic medicine
  2. Have completed a one-year AOA-approved internship and at least two years of residency training in Psychiatry.
  3. Be and remain a member of the AOA
  4. Obtain and maintain the appropriate New Jersey state licensure in compliance with state law and RowanSOM policies, including possession of a New Jersey license by the beginning of the PGY-3 year.

Selection Procedures

Applications for training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are reviewed by a Selection Committee, which is composed of the Department Chair, the Program Director, and at least one other child psychiatrist. The following steps are completed in selecting applicants for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program:

  1. The applicant completes and submits a RowanSOM application for residency training (short version if currently enrolled in the SOM Psychiatry residency program). The application must include the following:
    • Copies of medical school transcripts
    • Copies of Board scores
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Applicants with complete applications are scheduled for interviews with the Selection Committee. Prior to interviewing candidates, the Selection Committee reviews all complete applications and supporting documents, including medical school transcripts, letters of recommendation, board scores, certificates and curricula from previous postgraduate training programs, and applicants’ personal statements.
  3. The Selection Committee discusses and ranks all applicants deemed qualified.
  4. The Program Director formally offers a position to successful candidates.
  5. Names of candidates who accept the offer of a position are forwarded to the Office of Graduate Medical Education for contract preparation.
  6. The Office of Graduate Medical Education determines the licensure status of the candidate and whether a permit is needed.

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