Fellowship Rotations

The academic year for GME programs at Samaritan consists of 13 blocks, which are each four weeks in length.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is designed to provide a solid foundation in child development, psychopathology, neurobiology, and child and family treatment modalities.

We have a variety of rotation sites with a broad range of clinical exposures. This allows for a very dynamic schedule, providing a variety of clinical and educational activities throughout the week.

Block Schedules

First-Year Fellows
13 Blocks:
Outpatient Samaritan Mental Health – Circle Boulevard: 30% (1.5 days per week)
Linn County Mental Health: 20% (1 day per week)
Didactics: 10% (.5 day per week)
6.5 Blocks (6 months):
Scholarly Activity/Research: 10% (.5 day per week)
Samaritan Pediatrics – Outpatient Consultation: 10 to 20% (.5 to 1 day per week)
Juvenile Justice Consultation at Linn-Benton Detention Center: 10% (.5 day per week)
3 Blocks:
Emergency Psychiatry/Crisis Management: 20%  (1 day per month)
Linn County Alcohol & Drug: 30% (1.5 days per month)
ABC House – Abuse Evaluation and Treatment: 20% (1 day per week)
2 Blocks:
Fenton County Developmental Diversity: 10% (0.5 day per week)
1 Block:
Boys and Girls Club: 20% (1 day per week)
Jackson Street Youth Shelter: 20% (1 day per week)
Old Mill Center – Preschool Day Treatment: 20% (1 day per week)
Second-Year Fellows
13 Blocks:
Outpatient Samaritan Mental Health – Circle Boulevard: 20% (1 day per week)
Didactics: 10% (.5 day per week)
Subacute/Residential Treatment – TFS Children’s Farm Home: 40% (2 days per week)
Electives: 10% (.5 day per week) 
6.5 Blocks:
Scholarly Activity/Research: 10% (.5 day per week)
4 Blocks:
Pediatric Neurology: 40% (2 days per week)
School Consult: Corvallis School District 509-J: 20% (1 day per week)

Rotation Sites

Samaritan Pediatrics
Samaritan Mental Health – Circle Boulevard
ABC House
Benton County Developmental Disabilities
Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
Children’s Farm Home
Corvallis School District 509-J
Jackson Street Youth Shelter
Linn County Department of Health Services Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Linn County Juvenile Department
Linn County Mental Health
Old Mill Center
Oregon Neurology


We dedicate a protected half-day per week for didactic programs taught by specialists in their fields. We utilize a rotating didactic schedule over the two years of training. The didactic curriculum includes specific series focused on development, the full spectrum of psychopathology clusters, psychopharmacology, a broad range of psychotherapy modalities, introduction to and supervision with the quality improvement and research process, ethics, career development, cultural psychiatry, neuropsychology, consultation/liaison psychiatry, and child abuse/neglect.

There are also monthly sessions for journal club and complex clinical case conference. Within our basic didactic structure, we also have the flexibility to integrate additional specialty topics of interest for our fellows when requested.

Scholarly Activity

Each fellow must complete two scholarly activities during their training. One of the projects must be a quality improvement or patient safety project. The other should be some type of research project, which is completed and submitted as a research poster, a scholarly article for publication, or for presentation at a regional or national conference.

Dedicated time for scholarly activity is scheduled in both years of the fellowship. There is a structured scholarly activity didactic curriculum, along with availability of support to help with IRB approval and data analysis. All fellows will submit to present at least one of their scholarly projects at the Samaritan Health Services Scholarly Symposium. Several fellows have been involved in and presented projects at national level conferences.

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