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The Department of Psychiatry offers a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Traditionally, this fellowship follows the PGY-III or PGY-IV training years in general psychiatry. However, alternative sequences for completing fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry can be designed. Applicants who wish to complete their training in child and adolescent psychiatry in an alternative sequence are encouraged to discuss their ideas and needs with the training director.

Our program has a strong biopsychosociocultural focus with a wide range of clinical experiences and carefully designed didactic curriculum that provides a comprehensive overview of the art and science of child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as professional development and wellness. There are several elective and scholarly opportunities with supervision from experienced faculty mentors to support fellow’s professional interest.

We also provide the widest range of child and adolescent psychiatry patient exposure and services in Alabama. All clinical experiences are on site on one city block in the midst of the UAB Medical Center and Children’s of Alabama. We have affiliations with the Jefferson County School System and the Family Court of Jefferson County. Our program has been a fully accredited ACGME fellowship since 1995.

Our Goal

To train leaders with excellence in clinical care, education, and research in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and to serve as a community and regional resource advocating for the needs of children, adolescents, and their families.


Blessing Falola MDFellowship Training Director:

Blessing Falola, M.D.
Associate Professor


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