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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship , Department of Psychiatry - BC Children's Hospital University of British Columbia

Victoria, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Programs

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Department of Psychiatry, BC Children's Hospital

University of British Columbia

BC Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the availability of three, one-year funded fellowships in child and adolescent mental health.

Clinical and/or research opportunities are available in the following mental health subspecialty areas. For more information please see attached advertisements regarding each fellowship opportunity and a contact for any questions.

- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency Inpatient Unit

- Eating Disorders

- Emergency Psychiatry

- Infant Psychiatry

- Neuropsychiatry

- Somatization

Outstanding and highly motivated candidates at the PhD or MD level are encouraged to apply. The Fellow will participate in clinical and/or research opportunities pertaining to child mental health, in addition to related potential teaching and clinical activities as agreed upon with the Director of Child Psychiatry Postgraduate Training and the fellowship supervisor. The fellowship schedule and rotations will be developed collaboratively with the Director based on Fellow interests and training goals. Fellows may rotate through outpatient clinics as well as inpatient psychiatric programs.

Please note: This is a one year training opportunity that does not satisfy the Royal College requirements for a designation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Applicants wishing to pursue the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Training Program at UBC are redirected to:


Successful candidates must have:

▪ A medical degree and successful completion of a Residency Training Program &/OR a PhD in mental health or neuroscience related fields.

▪ Strong commitment to ethical practice, high personal standards of behaviour and accountability to his/her profession

▪ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fellows must demonstrate a fluent command of written and spoken English. Applicants must meet the current English language proficiency requirements listed on the CPSBC website at . If language proficiency requirements are not met, examination results must be provided.

▪ Eligibility for registration and licensure with the College and Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia or appropriate licensing board.


- Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2023.

- Successful candidates will be notified by email regarding the interview process, which will occur virtually from February-March 2023.

- Anticipated start date for of this position: between July 1 and October 1, 2023 for 12 months.


All interested applicants should forward the following documents to Dr. Martha J. Ignaszewski, Director in Postgraduate Child Psychiatry Training at BCCH. Please note that there is a shared application process for all fellowship opportunities:

  • One letter of intent. The letter should be two pages in length at most and specify which fellowship the applicant is applying to. Please indicate state clearly why the applicant wishes to train in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and at our training site in particular. It should also clearly delineate specific goals of the proposed training experience including proposed clinical and research experiences that will be explored further during the interview process. Applicants should indicate their preferred clinical training experience to focus on during the one year fellowship.
  • An updated curriculum vitae.
  • Three letters of reference from supervisors. Each letter should be sent directly by the referee to the Director of Postgraduate Child Psychiatry Training and include a statement indicating the applicant will not know its contents. The letters should be up-to-date from the last academic year.

  • Please address applications and inquiries to:

    Dr. Martha J. Ignaszewski, MD, FRCPC

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Post Graduate Education Director

    BC Children's Hospital, Mental Health Bldg

    4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3N1


    The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.

    Faculty members, students, staff and alumni in the UBC Faculty of Medicine are actively engaged in innovative, leading edge research, education and community service on university and hospital campuses across the Province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will operate out of the Children and Women's Mental Health and Concurrent Disorders at BC Children's Hospital.

    UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
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