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In collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Rush University Medical Center Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides seminars for first- and second-year fellows from both programs.

The shared didactic program meets one day each week, with time spent equally at each institution and faculty from both institutions providing instruction. UIC is located near the Rush campus and is easily accessible. The UIC/Rush collaboration exposes you to new faculty and provides a larger peer group for learning and exchange. Rush fellows also experience separate didactic instruction, conferences and supervision with Rush faculty.

Complementary didactics provide a formal educational experience that ensures a thorough knowledge of psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence, psychiatry in the legal system, psychopharmacology, collaborative care, administrative psychiatry, clinical research, forensic psychiatry, psychodynamic theory, legislative advocacy, and systems of care and school consultation in psychiatry. You will also teach medical students and general psychiatry residents.

You will master knowledge including but not limited to the following:

  • Ethics
  • Psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, play, parent training, group and family psychotherapy
  • School consultation and psychological testing
  • Child and adolescent psychopathology
  • Basic and Advanced neurobiology
  • Normal development and Developmental stages
  • Forensic child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Community psychiatry and cultural issues
  • Chemical dependency
  • Systems of care
  • Administrative psychiatry
  • Quality improvement in healthcare
  • Research practicum
  • Practice realities

You will also participate in outpatient case conferences, pediatric consultation liaison conferences, journal club, interview seminars, multidisciplinary group therapy supervisions, and teaching didactics to medical students and residents.