Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

With state of the art psychiatric services, located in the heart of the Midwest, the USDSSOM Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers a unique ability to prepare resident physicians for not only a rural, Midwestern inpatient or outpatient psychiatric practice, but also for a future practice in any number of urban settings, as well as a technologically advanced practice using the latest advancements in tele-psychiatric services. The USDSSOM Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program is dedicated to providing its fellows with a first-class training experience while promoting an educational environment that is built on a strong work ethic, compassion, integrity, and excellence in care.


To foster the lifelong career development and personal growth of Physicians who will excel in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of psychiatric conditions.

Program Curriculum

The program’s orientation is bio-psychosocial, and our faculty provides a balanced vision of psychodynamic and psychopharmacological approaches. Our curriculum prepares our fellows to be competent and versatile and able to work in both rural settings as well as complex medical communities in urban settings. The first-year experience is primarily inpatient and supplemented by outpatient evaluations and short and long term psychotherapy at the child psychiatry outpatient clinics. The second-year is primarily spent in outpatient work at the child psychiatry outpatient clinics and in consultative services to a variety of different settings.

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Training Sites

Fellows in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program are fortunate to spend time at 5 facilities in Sioux Falls as well as the Lennox, SD area.

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Life in Sioux Falls

Get to know the city of Sioux Falls, SD. Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota. It has everything you want out of a big city but with a low cost of living and low crime rates. We hope you'll call it home as you continue your medical education (and who knows, maybe even longer!)

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What's next?

We invite you to continue learning more about the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program!

  1. Discover the fellowship experience
  2. Get a feel for life in Sioux Falls
  3. Meet your co-fellows
  4. View application requirements