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Program Information

Program Director: Jamie Snyder, M. D.

Please contact our fellowship coordinator, Jeanna Reusink for any questions or additional information about our program.

E-mail: jeanna@creighton.eduPhone: (402) 552-6222 • Fax: (402) 552-6247

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

The Psychiatry Departments of Creighton University and the University of Nebraska take pride in their strong Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division. Trainees have the opportunity to enter the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program anytime after their first year of training, depending on previous experience; or they may pursue the Child and Adolescent Fellowship after completing their adult training.

The Child Psychiatry Residency is fully-accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Training is accomplished through direct clinical teaching, didactics, individual and group supervision, and journal clubs. The main venues for the training program are multiple and allow for diversified experiences across the city of Omaha. These sites include the Creighton Psychiatry Outpatient clinic, University of Nebraska Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Immanuel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. Residents also gain experience in the community through school, court, daycare, Head Start and other community consultation and supervision. Weekly didactics are attended by all fellows and at least one faculty from either university. We also draw from the vast knowledge and experience available in the Omaha community to provide expert speakers on various topics.

The program is designed to educate several fellows per training year providing the closeness and support of a small training site with academic excellence in both teaching and research at both universities. Creighton University has four full-time academic Child and Adolescent faculty and University of Nebraska also has four. Both sites have psychologists, nurse practitioners, and therapists within the clinic as well. Therefore, numerous clinical faculty and/or part-time faculty are present to further enrich the learning environment. At both outpatient training sites, you will find experienced ancillary staff who have enjoyed their current positions for many years.

Consult Call
  • Trainees are on call from home (phone call) for one week blocks, on a rotating basis, throughout the two years of training
  • Consults are done at Creighton University Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
  • The Child and Adolescent Resident does the initial consultation within 24 hours and staffing is done with faculty
  • During the week of call, the resident has a protected time for consultation, 11:30 am until 1:00 pm
  • Consults originate from a myriad of services at various sites, i.e., pediatric intensive care, general and specialty medicine, surgery, family practice, transplant and oncology
  • The average amount of consults per week is three
  • Goals and Objectives:
    • Develop skills to perform a thorough consultation for a child and adolescent admitted for medical and/or psychiatric reasons
    • Learn to interact with various medical professionals to develop comprehensive treatment plans for children and adolescents


Common Child & Adolescent Application

Prospective child & adolescent fellows will need to submit a formal application during the year preceding their projected entry into the program. Completion of a general psychiatry residency is mandatory, as is a current license to practice medicine or eligibility for receiving one in the state of Nebraska. For more information, please contact us.

Program Director: Jamie Snyder, M.D.



Fellowship Program Coordinator: Jeanna Reusink

Email: jeanna@creighton.eduPhone: (402) 552-6222 • Fax: (402) 552-6247