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The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited (ACGME) program offering specialized training in the biopsychosocial comprehensive care of children and adolescents with a wide range of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Our training spans several sites including:

  • Rush University Medical Center-Illinois Medical District
  • Rush University Children’s Hospital
  • Sonia Shankman Orthogenic Residential School
  • Chicagoland school systems
  • Therapeutic Schools
  • Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is also one of the more satisfying areas of medicine where you can have successful careers in academia, private practice, research, government, community, school consultation, forensics and telemedicine. The Child and Adolescent faculty at Rush University make every effort to provide our fellows with many opportunities tailored to provide a comprehensive individualized training experience in an evidence and research based environment that is respectful of diversity and intellectually stimulating. We support you in developing the skills, judgment and compassion needed to be an exceptional physician and a phenomenal child psychiatrist.

Clinical experiences cover the full continuum of care, including inpatient, residential, outpatient, chemical dependence, juvenile detention center, clinical research, school consultative services in both general education and therapeutic day schools, and forensic experiences in custody evaluations and court trials. Why Choose Rush?

How to Apply

Rush University recruits two fellows per year for the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).


  • You must have completed your internship and at least two years of general psychiatry residency in an ACGME –accredited program or in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited program
  • You may apply to the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship after July of your PGY3 or PGY4 for acceptance into our program for the following year

Application Submission

Please submit your application via the Electronic Residency Application Service:

  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Program Director letter of recommendation with the attestation form that includes status of your clinical skills verification examinations
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination I, II and III results 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Licensure verification
  • International graduates: Please include documentation of successful completion of the language skills exam (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate)
  • Include your picture

Interview Process

We will begin reviewing and screening application files as soon as they are completed and begin offering interviews in late August. Due to COVID precautions our interview process has been modified and will be conducted virtually on Fridays in October and November. If you receive an invitation to interview, please reply as soon as possible to arrange an interview date since the days can fill quickly.

Thank you for expressing your interest in our fellowship program and we look forward to virtually meeting you. Check out our Instagram account at childpsych_rushuniversity.  For more information on the application process, email

Contact Us

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
2150 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Senior Residency Coordinator
Lora Tannehill, BS, CMP-HC
Phone: (312) 942-2185