The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a dynamic, comprehensive two-year program designed to further develop the clinical training of general psychiatrists to provide the best possible comprehensive mental health treatment of children, adolescents and their families. Our focus is patient-centered community child and adolescent psychiatry, preparing the clinician to practice in a diverse range of community settings.
Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets the requirements for board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. We have two positions per year of training.
Community partners actively engage our fellows in their mission of serving youth and their families in our region. Our fellows become part of community-based teams, utilizing a variety of frameworks based on the philosophy of the partner agency and the needs of the youth and family. This diverse learning experience prepares our fellows to provide broad-based mental health care, assume leadership roles in medicine and the community, and contribute to the evolving knowledge base of the specialty of psychiatry.
Treatment plans are developed specifically to meet the needs of patients and families, with attention to the neurobiology and psychological functioning of the individual and their environment. This includes the strengths of the individual and family as well as identifying areas needing additional support.
Our training program aims to educate and train outstanding community-based child and adolescent psychiatrists, capable of thriving in a team-based environment and dedicated to the well-being of the patients, their family and their community, while maintaining personal wellness.
Fellows join staff in approaching patients and their families from a developmental perspective using five clinical orientations: psychodynamic, psychosocial, biologic, behavioral and cognitive. We challenge our fellows to integrate varied conceptual models for the benefit of those they serve.
Our two-year program exposes trainees to multiple settings of care for a well-rounded exposure to a wide range of child and adolescent psychiatry practice environments, including subacute inpatient, residential, day treatment and outpatient settings, providing a broad range of how treatment is delivered, including direct patient care, psychiatric consultation integrated into primary care/pediatric clinics, and collaboration and consultation with community systems/agencies.
These community partners include school systems, juvenile detention, after-school program, youth shelter, developmental disabilities program, substance use treatment and mental health treatment programs. Outpatient clinical care is longitudinal and includes both Samaritan clinics and a community mental health center.
Our teaching staff is dedicated to providing mental health care to children and their families, advocacy, research and teaching. We enjoy our work and our teaching, creating an environment that is supportive and encourages fellows to strive for excellence in clinical knowledge and skills.
Each fellow develops a sense of professional identity that includes being a secure physician, an advocate for children, a sensitive and competent therapist and a thoughtful member of any care team.
Check out the videos below to learn about the experiences that our recent graduates had in our program.
Courtney Rosenthal, DO, shares her experiences in the Samaritan Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
Shannon Meador, DO, shares her experiences in the Samaritan Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
The Willamette Valley is filled with a variety of activities and outdoor adventures, ranging from hiking and mountain biking to mellow floats down the river in the summer. In the winter, you can enjoy a day or weekend ski trip to one of several ski areas in the Oregon Cascades.
Corvallis also has a great variety of food options ranging from French pastries in the morning to late-night burritos, as well as several breweries, wineries and a local cider house. We even have a Farmer’s Market on Saturday with lots of local produce, farm-raised meats and bakeries selling fresh breads and treats that you can enjoy in one of the surrounding parks.
Corvallis is also home to the Oregon State Beavers and we have the opportunity to go to various Pac-12 sporting events. One of our favorites is when the Oregon Ducks come over to challenge us in the ‘Rivalry Game’ and the town shows up for an electrifying game!
Applications may be submitted any time before November 15 of the year prior to the desired contract year.