Fellows, particularly in year 2, are given many opportunities to develop their teaching skills. Second year fellows teach classes in child development and child psychiatry to their fellow adult residents. There are also opportunities to teach other staff during consultation-liaison months. Past fellows have also completed teaching electives.
Helping all fellows to become comfortable with the process of research is a high priority within the fellowship. To facilitate this development, all fellows are given dedicated research time and mentorship. All fellows present their research results at Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds and submit their findings for Academic Excellence Day, an annual peer-reviewed forum sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine where research is presented by residents, fellows, medical students, graduate students, clinical allied health staff and physician staff from seven Phoenix-area hospitals.