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