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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatry Dept. residents-child psych

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a two-year training program. Fully and consistently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1960, our total complement of fellows has grown from four, with two trainees per year, to eight, with four fellows in each training year.

In accordance with the guidelines of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, qualified candidates will have completed a minimum of the PGY-1 year and preferred applicants will enter the program after completing the PGY-3 or PGY-4 year of psychiatry training.

Training information
During the first training year, residents complete three rotations:

  • The University of Kansas Health System Marillac Campus child and adolescent psychiatry inpatient service and outpatient clinic
  • A residential treatment rotation comparing two community facilities
  • A psychiatric consultation/liaison service at a large children's hospital, including an experience in neurology and other pertinent subspecialty clinics

In the second year, fellows are based primarily in the University of Kansas Health System's outpatient clinic. Community experiences include observations at local schools, a substance abuse treatment center and a juvenile justice center. There is also elective time in the second year.

Fellows are guided and mentored through the program by a faculty dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience designed to prepare trainees for a successful career in child and adolescent psychiatry. Meet our faculty.

KU Medical Center (Outpatient)

  • Ann Genovese, M.D.
  • Shilpa Sachdeva, M.D.
  • Susan Sharp, M.D.
  • Sharon Cain, M.D.

The University of Kansas Health System Marillac campus

  • Mitchell Douglass, M.D.
  • Nathan Prichard, M.D.

Children's Mercy Hospital

  • Debra Willsie, D.O.


  • Caitlin Mellencamp-Winder, D.O.

KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital

  • Gregory Prier, D.O.

Educational opportunities
Throughout the fellowship, residents participate in a weekly continuity clinic, weekly formal didactics, journal club and case presentations. Scholarly projects are completed with assigned faculty mentors and there are opportunities to participate in research. Medical student and resident teaching with faculty mentoring is an integral part of the fellows' training.

Program leadership
Sharon E. Cain, M.D., Professor
Program Director

Tammy Bosshard
Residency Coordinator

Last modified: Aug 03, 2021