Visiting Students, Residents and Fellows Pediatric Psychiatry
Visiting Students, Residents and Fellows Pediatric Psychiatry

Educational Objectives:

  1. To learn about the manifestations of common psychiatric disorders in children. 
  2. To learn about common psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions.

Responsible Faculty: Shayla Sullivant, MD

Administrative Contact: Shasta Hallock (, (816) 234-3674

Contact Person: Amanda Walls (, (816) 346-1367

Elective Duration: One month/4 weeks

Format: Shadowing MD and seeing consults on the in-patient unit.

Prerequisites: Completion of Core Pediatric Clerkship.

Description: This rotation is in the Section of Development and Behavioral Sciences Out-Patient Clinic. We see a variety of patients, including Turrets and Autistic Spectrum as well as children who have medical disorders along with psychiatric issues. Students will also see in-patients on the pediatric units of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics as part of a consultation/liaison experience. All students rotating in this elective will have the opportunity to work with and learn from all attending physicians in the department.  This rotation will take place at the Children’s Mercy Main Campus and/or Children’s Mercy South.

Calls: No

Criteria for Passing: Appropriate participation in discussion of cases and issues; appropriate behavior with children; and ability to conduct a basic interview with children.

Criteria for Honors:

  1. Higher degree of working knowledge of psychopharmacology and behavioral strategies. 
  2. Ability to conduct an interview of a child with relevant information for complete psychiatric evaluation.

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