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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a specialty of medical practice within psychiatry.  The goal of residency training in child and adolescent psychiatry is to produce specialists in the delivery of skilled and comprehensive medical care of children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders.  The child and adolescent psychiatrist must have a thorough understanding of the development, assessment, treatment, and prevention of psychopathology as it appears from infancy through adulthood.  He or she also should have the skills to serve as an effective consultant to primary care physicians, nonpsychiatrist mental health providers, schools, community agencies, and other programs serving children and adolescents.

This two year program focuses on attaining expertise in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents.  Emphasis in the first year is on inpatient settings and in the second year on outpatient and consultation activities.  Part of the trainee’s time is scheduled for direct patient contact with the other portion structured around supervision, clinical conferences, and didactic experiences. 

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>> See the NRMP website for Schedule of Dates and other basic information about the “Match” 

Instructions for Applicants:
You must have successfully completed three (3) years of a General Psychiatry Residency Program.  You must register for the Match at the NRMP website listed above.
 Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  If an interview is offered, you will be contacted and invited to call and schedule your personal interview.  

The following items must be received through ERAS:  

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Recommendation from your General Residency Program Training Director
  • Two additional letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE) from your medical school
  • Official Transcript from your medical school
  • Transcript of your USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 or COMLEX Step 1, 2, 3 scores

For more information, please contact:
Theresa Barnes
Program Coordinator
MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training Program
102 Doughty Street, MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425


A. Lee Lewis, IV, MD
Fellowship Program Director