Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship FAQ


How do I apply?


UCLA San Fernando Valley participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and        accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Do you offer visiting clerkships for medical students?     

No, however medical students doing clerkships in the residency program may be able to join in some activities in the fellowship.


When are interviews available?

 Interviews with select applicants are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August through November 


How many positions are available?

2 positions  per year


Where do residents choose to live?

 Residents live all over Los Angeles. Many choose to live in the San Fernando Valley area, close to the site of our outpatient clinics. Others live in Pasadena, West Los Angeles, Hollywood, Echo Park, Culver City, or near the beaches – the options are numerous.

What is the cost of living in Los Angeles?

 It varies widely based on the geographical area. While the Westside (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood) can be quite expensive, neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks, Encino, North Hollywood) or on the Eastside (Echo Park, Highland Park, Silverlake) offer more affordable housing. Los Angeles is generally cheaper than San Francisco or New York but more expensive than most other U.S. cities.

Is moonlighting available?


Yes! Fellows can, with  approval, earn extra income from moonlighting.  Moonlighting is not available within the program institutions but there are many opportunities in the community.


Is there call?

There is  call only during the  4 month UCLA NPI inpatient rotation in first year.  Fellows are on call every 10 days (weekdays only are counted). Calls is  weekday evenings between 5 and 9 PM only.  This is a total of approximately 10 calls.

I have a specific question about your program. Whom should I contact?

Please contact our program coordinator, Jeannie Weber, via email or by phone at (818) 895-9349.