Child and Adolescent Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship - BC Children's Hospital

December 14, 2021 5:11 PM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)



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.

Outstanding and highly motivated candidates at the PhD, Masters, 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.

Clinical and research opportunities are available in the following mental health subspecialty clinics:

-       ADHD

-       Concurrent Disorders

-       Eating Disorders

-       Emergency Psychiatry

-       Infant Psychiatry

-       Mood and Anxiety Disorders

-       Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

-       Neuropsychiatry

-       Somatization



-       Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2022.  

-       Successful candidates will be notified by email regarding the interview process which will occur virtually from April-May 2022.

-       Anticipated start date of this position: between July 1 and October 1 2022 for 12 months.



All interested applicants should forward the following documents to Dr. Martha J. Ignaszewski, Director in Postgraduate Child Psychiatry Training at BCCH:


  1. One letter of intent. The letter should be two pages in length at most, and 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. Fellows should indicate preferred clinical training experiences to focus on during the one year fellowship.
  2. An updated curriculum vitae.
  3. 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.



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.



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



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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.


PHSA, BCCH and UBC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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