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Applications Invited
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 21 page 20-20

The APA Office of Children's Affairs welcomes applications for the 2006-07 APA/Shire Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships. The application deadline is December 9. The fellowships will be awarded to five residents to travel to two APA annual meetings and to work with mentors on issues in child and adolescent psychiatry.

This program is designed to promote interest in child and adolescent psychiatry by introducing residents to new clinical research and to successful public programs for the treatment of seriously mentally ill children and adolescents. Fellows will have opportunities to meet and network with leaders in child and adolescent psychiatry.

The APA/Shire Child and Adolescent Fellowship is open to PGY-1 through PGY-3 residents. Applicants must be an APA member and have approval by their training director or department chair.

Applications must include a completed application form; a statement of interest from the applicant that gives a detailed outline of his or her experience, knowledge, and interest in child and adolescent psychiatry; a curriculum vitae; and a letter of support from a residency training director or department chair that describes the resident's potential contribution to the field.

This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Shire Pharmaceuticals, overseen by the APA Council on Children, Adolescents, and Their Families, and administered by Jane Edgerton, project manager of the Office of Children's Affairs.

Application materials are available online at<www.psych.org/edu/res_fellows/2006APAShire.pdf>. Additional information is available by phone at (703) 907-8579 or e-mail at kids@psych.org.

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