Fellowship Aims for More Public-Sector Child Psychiatrists in Bay Area
Stanford University and the San Mateo County Health Department's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services have introduced a two-year fellowship program aimed at increasing the number of child psychiatrists working in community-based clinics and organizations, the San Mateo County Times reports.
Louise Rogers, director of the county Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, said public-sector agencies have difficulty recruiting child psychiatrists because of the high cost of living in the Bay Area and more lucrative career options.
The first year of the fellowship is spent working on the basics of child psychiatry, and the second year is spent doing community-based work at several sites in San Mateo County, including county health facilities, schools and clinics.The program accepts one fellow annually (Diener, San Mateo County Times, 10/20). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.