Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (Community Track)

Program Structure

The CAP1 year consists of three blocks of clinical work, with a half-day of protected scholarly time (see diagram below). These full-time blocks include one day (Wednesdays) per week of didactics and psychotherapy / pharmacotherapy at the LPCH/Stanford Clinics and at the East Palo Alto Academy High School (EPAA HS). The overall training is generally similar to the training received by the 8 categorical Fellows at Stanford, with a major difference being the emphasis on outpatient work with underserved youth and families.

The CAP2 year consists of several year-long clinical experiences: a 4-week experience on the locked inpatient unit at Mills hospital, outpatient child psychiatry at the LPCH / Stanford Clinics, one half day (Wednesdays) per week of didactics (3-4 hours per week), longer-term therapy cases, pediatric neurology, 1 ½ days of behavioral consultation and follow-up at community-based clinics (The East Palo Alto Clinic and San Mateo County Behavioral Health), and 1/2 day of community-based scholarly work, with mentorship and statistical / epidemiological support from Stanford.

With regard to clinical supervision, the CT-CAP 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.

CAP Community Track - Year 1

Duration 1 month 1 month 6 months 4 months
Rotation Pediatric C/L (Psychosomatic Medicine) Service Adolescent Inpatient (locked) Unit

Outpatient Therapy;
Sleep Clinic;
Scholarly Time;
School Mental Health
Intensive Outpatient Program  (IOP); Outpatient Therapy; Scholarly Time; School Mental Health
Site Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Mills Peninsula Medical Center Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital; San Mateo County Health Center; East Palo Alto Academy HS Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City; LPCH; East Palo Alto Academy High School
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Sleep Clinic/ Community based work (selected sites) School Mental Health Didactics San Mateo County Behavioral
Scholarly Concentration
PM Outpatient Therapy and Supervision School Mental Health Eating Disorders (Structured Therapies) and
San Mateo County Behavioral Health Outpatient Therapy and Supervision

When Do I Apply?

Completed applications will be reviewed starting July 17. The deadline to apply is September 13.

We strongly 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:

  1. ERAS application
  2. Standard Passport Photo
  3. Personal statement
  4. Curriculum vitae (The ERAS formatted CV is sufficient)
  5. Program Director letter of recommendation with documentation of three (3) passed Clinical Skills Vignette (CSV) Examinations. Program Director's Attestation FORM
  6. 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.
  7. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) (formerly known as the Dean's Letter).
  8. Official medical school transcripts
  9. Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing scores steps 1-3. USMLE ( or COMLEX (

If you are an International Medical Graduate, you will be required to obtain a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) within 180 days after enrollment into the program. To be eligible for a PTL, the applicant must be enrolled in an approved ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California, have received all of their medical education from, and graduated from, a recognized medical school, taken and passed an examination recognized by the Board, and be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

When are Interviews held?

Our interview season begins in mid-September and goes through the end of November. We conduct interviews remotely on Wednesdays. Typically, we start at 8am and end by 5pm.

If you receive an invitation to interview, please reply as soon as possible to arrange an interview date.


If you have any questions, please contact Stanford CAP Administrators