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At KU School of Medicine-Wichita, we believe children and adolescents deserve access to quality mental health care, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status. We also know the young people we treat are part of a larger family and community system. When a child receives quality mental health care and begins to heal, that child’s family also begins to heal, which creates a ripple effect into the greater community. This is why we are so dedicated to training competent and compassionate child and adolescent psychiatrists who practice and contribute to evidence-based medicine while meeting the growing mental health care needs for children and families in the state of Kansas.

We recruit fellows who are eager, committed, motivated, compassionate and collegial, adaptable, and willing to go the extra mile for children and families in our care. Throughout the two-year fellowship, fellows will explore a wide variety of training experiences with a focus on collaborative care and serving rural and underserved populations. Training sites include our in-house Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Outpatient Clinic, a community mental health clinic that serves both urban and rural populations, as well as one of the region’s largest and most intensive psychiatric inpatient care facilities. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in telehealth consultations and collaborative care with pediatricians and other physicians across the state, gaining skills needed to thrive in an ever-developing health care environment.

Our faculty believe child and adolescent psychiatry is a specialty of lifelong learning. Throughout the two-year fellowship, our fellows have abundant access to nationally renowned child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, who all believe in continued growth and research. The small class size of our fellowship program means our accomplished faculty are accessible and personally involved in the teaching and supervision of our fellows on a regular basis. Our faculty are supportive, helpful and equipped with a wealth of experience and wisdom to enhance the hands-on education of our fellows.

After completing our training program, our graduates are prepared for a diverse range of careers, including academic medicine, inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, community mental health, collaborative care, telehealth and many other specialized areas.

Program Director

Cassie Karlsson, M.D.
Associate Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Shelly Small, Fellowship Program Coordinator


KU School of Medicine-Wichita

1010 North Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214-3199