IMPACT Pre-doctoral Summer Program

The IMPACT (Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment) summer fellowship is an 8-week, pre-doctoral research elective offered each year for up to four medical students. Each student is paired with a mentor from our training faculty whose work complements the student’s research interests. Fellows in the program will work on a project that will lead to a scientific presentation and a peer-reviewed publishable product.

The program seeks to

  • increase exposure of medical students to child psychiatry research,
  • introduce fellows to different research and clinical settings,
  • lay the groundwork for a scholarly project, and
  • provide a stepping stone toward a career in academic child psychiatry. 

Previous participants have gone on to prestigious child psychiatry training programs.  

Each student will be paid a stipend. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or be permanent residents of the U.S.

Apply for the IMPACT Pre-doctoral Summer Program. 


2017 Pre-Doc Fellows

Left to right: Anika Binner, Dr. Anne Germain, Cristine Oh, Dr. Judith Morgan, Josh Zollman, Dr. David Brent

2017 Pre-Doctoral Fellows  

Anika Binner

Mentor: Dr. Tina Goldstein


Cristine Oh

Mentors: Dr. Anne Germain


Joshua Zollman

Mentor: Dr. Judith Morgan