Our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Jackson Health System / Jackson Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine provides excellent clinical training in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a wide range of psychiatric disorders. This program offers protected time for clinical conferences and seminars, and has an emphasis on scholarly and research activities. Through this program, residents can expect exposure to multicultural and multiethnic populations and high Board pass rates. The faculty and other mental health professionals associated with this program are fully committed to provide a rich and diverse academic and clinical experience.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 10
Duration: 2 years
Postgraduate Training Required: No
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Miami
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University

Three years in an approved ACGME Psychiatry program, Pass all 3 STEPS (USMLE, COMLEX)

Application Deadline
November 12 

Educational & Other Experience
The program offers many educational activities including lectures, seminars, clinical conferences and supervised clinical activities, including:

  • Supervised evaluations of children, adolescents and families
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Child Psychopharmacology
  • Neurobiology
  • Genetics
  • Stress, Trauma and Disaster
  • Play Therapy
  • Brief therapy
  • IPT
  • CBT
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Research Methodology
  • Continuous Case Therapy Conference
  • Child Rounds
  • Multidisciplinary Case Conferences
  • Journal Club
  • Ethics Case Conference
  • Departmental Grand Rounds
  • M & M Conference

Residents are expected to complete a “scholarly paper,” which they present at the end of the second year at the division’s annual research symposium. The scholarly paper may be clinically or empirically based and should reflect a substantial and thoughtful inquiry. Residents receive ongoing faculty mentorship about their research projects.

Each first Child Resident will be on-call approximately every eight to ten weeks for a period of seven days. Each Second year Child Resident will be on call approximately one time per year for a period of seven days. A faculty member will be on call each week along with the Residents as well.

Michelle Hurtado
Program Coordinator
Phone: 305-355-7077
Fax: 305-355-9012

Barbara Coffey, MD
Department Chief

Nicole Mavrides, MD
Program Director