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     Our Mission

The MUSC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program's mission is to train, encourage and develop child fellows to be excellent child psychiatrists with the skills and knowledge to be the future leaders in clinical care, research, and teaching of child and adolescent psychiatry for South Carolina and the nation.

     Our Values

Our work should serve society.

We expect our work to make a difference in the quality in child psychiatry in the world.  To that end, we try to focus our resources on modeling and teaching the most up-to-date knowledge of what is effective in our field.  We consider it our responsibility to be attentive to the unique needs of Youth from the broad spectrum of backgrounds represented in our patient population.

Our fellows deserve our best.

We expect our teaching and supervision to be worthy, vigorous, resourceful, courteous and reliable.  In the pursuit of our mission, we intend to be a healthy, creative organization with the financial, patient population, and inner resources needed to provide an excellent training program.

We require ourselves to abide by the highest professional standards and to be forthright and candid with every fellow in feedback tailored to help him/her develop into the best Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist possible.

Our organization should be a model working environment.

To demand the best of ourselves, and to attract, stimulate and keep the best faculty and trainees, we believe we must make an environment that will support excellence in patient care, research and teaching to model these of our fellows.  We should prize the creative participation of faculty and fellow in teaching and program development.  We should welcome the open exchange of ideas and foster the practice of careful listening and interdisciplinary teamwork.  We have a duty to actively encourage the personal well-being and the professional development of every faculty member and fellow.  We should therefore maximize the authority and responsibility each person has to continue to make an ever greater contribution.  Our policies should be implemented sensitively and consistently.

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