Program Structure

The first-year (see diagram below) consists of three blocks of clinical work, with a half-day of protected research time (see diagram below). These full-time blocks include one day (Wednesdays) per week of didactics and long-term cases at Stanford and at the East Palo Alto Academy High School (EPAA HS). The overall training is generally similar to the training received by the 6 categorical Fellows at Stanford, with a major difference being the emphasis on outpatient work with underserved youth and families.

The second-year (see diagram below) consists of three year-long experiences: outpatient-child psychiatry at the LPCH / Stanford Clinics, one half day (Wednesdays) per week of didactics (5 hours per week), long-term cases, and pediatric neurology, one half day of behavioral consultation and follow-up at a community-based clinic (The Ravenswood Family Health Center (RFHC) in East Palo Alto); and 1/2 day of community-based clinical research with research mentorship and statistical / epidemiological support from Stanford. With regard to clinical supervision, the Fellow will receive at least two hours of individual supervision per week: one hour with a San Mateo County faculty member and one hour with a Stanford faculty member. 

As with the Categorical Fellows, 50% percent of the hours devoted to outpatient experiences will be spent face-to-face with patients, with the other 50% consisting of supervision, team meetings, and administrative time. 

Year 1 CAP Fellows

1.5 months:
Pediatric C/L (Psychosomatic Medicine) Service

Lucile Packard Children’s
Hospital; Outpatient Consultation
and Treatment

6.5 months:
Outpatient Consultation
and Treatment; School Mental Health

Lucile Packard Children’s
Hospital; East Palo Alto Academy HS; Ravenswood Family Health Center (RFHC)

4 months:
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Crisis Program

Kaiser Permanente, San Jose







Scholarly Concentration

School Mental

School Mental
therapy cases and supervision


Eating Disorders
Therapies) and

East Palo Alto
Ravenswood FHC

therapy cases

therapy cases

therapy cases

LPCH/Stanford only participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  All supporting documents must be submitted electronically.

Within the NRMP and ERAS: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Community Track – NRMP # 1820405F1

When Do I Apply?

All complete applications must be submitted by September 12th.
We encourage you to submit your completed applications prior to this date, as the interviewing schedule fills quickly.

How Do I Apply?

A complete application includes the following documents:

  • ERAS application
  • Standard passport photo
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae (The ERAS formatted CV is sufficient)
  • Program Director letter of recommendation with documentation of three (3) passed Clinical Skills Vignette (CSV) Examinations.
  • Four (4) Letters of Recommendations: one (1) from Program Director or Associate Program Director, and other three (3) from faculty members who have worked with an applicant in clinical settings.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) (formerly known as the Dean's Letter).
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores from the USMLE ( or  COMLEX (

If you are enrolled in an AAMC approved medical school in the US or Canada, we will accept a copy of your school's report of your USMLE scores, provided it is verified as a true copy by your Registrar and stamped with the School seal.
If you are an International Medical Graduate, we would like a copy of your ECFMG certificate, Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California, and ECFMG and Flex/USMLE exam scores. We will need all of these documents before we can review your application.

When are Interviews held?

We will begin reviewing files as they are completed in September and October of the application year, before the MSPE comes out. If you receive an invitation to interview, please reply as soon as possible to arrange an interview date. We will be interviewing on Mondays and Wednesdays in October and November.

Where can I stay when I come to interview?

One listing of area hotels with prices can be found at the following link

If you have any questions, please contact Ola Golovinsky
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
Stanford University School of Medicine
401 Quarry Road, Room 2206, Stanford, CA 94305-5719

Phone: (650) 725-0957, Fax: (650) 721-3954, E-mail: Program Coordinator