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October 1982

If You Had Three Wishes: Fantasies Related to Child Psychiatry Training

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and the Division of Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(10):942-944. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970460072016

• This essay proposes a two-track fellowship program in child psychiatry that would allow persons to enter child psychiatry training from a background in pediatrics, as well as from general psychiatry. Such flexibility would attract fellows from a new "pool" of applicants and increase the number of qualified physicians whose primary interest would be the mental health needs of children and adolescents. In addition, the plan would promote sharing of resources from both fields of child psychiatry and pediatrics, resulting in numerous programmatic and administrative advantages.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:942-944)