​A Special Opportunity to Shape Your Own Program

Picture of familyThe CMU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program is new. It received its initial accreditation from ACGME, and will have its first class of fellows starting July 1, 2019. It has been approved for 6 positions, three spaces in each of the two years required for a fellow to earn board eligibility. As a work in progress, our program presents an unusual opportunity for fellows themselves to shape the program. Although we have thought long and hard about how best to train fellows by taking advantage of local talent and resources, we have no doubt that you will shape the final products. Many aspects of the program that we describe here are subject to modification where desirable, and fellows will be largely responsible for suggesting the improvements.

Future Opportunities

Although this program is young, it is not quite born yet - it can boast not only a growing and distinguished faculty, but numerous resources at our disposal. In our immediate vicinity we have two major general hospitals, one of which is a major referral center for neurosurgical conditions; there is a freestanding psychiatric hospital within a modern facility that includes adult and child/adolescent psychiatric units, an addiction unit, and long-term medical care units; there is a Veteran's Administration Medical Center; the Field Neuroscience Institute conducts basic research on psychiatric and neurological conditions; and a large and progressive community mental health center is a two-minute drive from the departmental offices. Within 40 minute radius are other community mental health centers, a state psychiatric hospital, and large psychiatric and medical delivery systems in Flint, Michigan. On the Mount Pleasant campus, the psychology department has active clinical training and service programs that are eager to collaborate and a community mental health center with outstanding psychiatric staff.

There is not much here we cannot get for you if you need it and, positions for faculty will likely be open to you when you graduate from the program.

Whom Do We Want?

We seek enthusiastic seekers who will make important contributions to our field. We will select for the most promising talent available, as these individuals will help us to develop a rigorous and innovative program and they will be the "proof of concept" that we have succeeded in our educational objectives. Those who share aspects of our mission, which includes the expansion of faculty and services in Northern Michigan, are especially encouraged to apply, but others, who intend to make their special contributions to the field in other places and in other ways, will also find that our program will supply an outstanding training for whatever their personal mission in psychiatry may be.

Contact Information:

Danielle ChildsDanielle Childs
Residency Coordinator

Phone: 989-746-7611
Email: childfellowship@cmich.edu





Minimum Requirements:

  • Applications only accepted through ERAS.
  • No felony conviction.
  • No misdemeanor conviction in the last 3 years.
  • No alcohol or drug (prescription or illicit) related convictions including DUI/DWI.
  • Matriculation from a medical school that we cannot verify as an LCME or AOA (Must be on the approved California board list).
  • Must be a medical school graduate after July 1, 2016, in a U.S. or residency program, on active federal service (e.g. military), or in an advanced degree program while remaining clinically active.
  • For fellowship positions, greater than 3 years without clinical activity.
  • Passed USMLE Step 1 & 2 CS and 2 CK or COMLEX Level 1 & 2-CE and 2-PE on 1st attempt (applications with failure of one exam may be reviewed but unlikely to receive an interview).
  • No two remediations or reiterations of courses or clerkships.
  • We do not sponsor H1-B visas. We will follow the ECFMG rules regarding J-1 Visa status.
  • We do not prescreen application prior to submission of ERAS application.
  • Medical students interested in Couples Matching should review the Couples Match Policy before applying.

Applications to our residency programs should include:

  • ERAS common application form with personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcripts (MD) OR COMLEX transcripts (DO)
  • ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates only)

What Else Helps

  • We welcome persons representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, languages, and backgrounds. Whoever you happen to be, though, the key attribute is the capacity to interact flexibly and respectfully with a clientele that is extremely diverse demographically, sociologically, and behaviorally. Persons with this ability often have friendships, interests, and cross-cultural experiences that reflect their receptivity to alternative views and their adaptability to unusual conditions.
  • We want to train psychiatrists who will make special contributions to their profession and to their communities. Already such people may have exhibited creativity, drive, leadership and individuality in their pursuit of something in medicine, the sciences, the arts, writing, athletics, community service, spiritual pursuits, or elsewhere in their lives.

All members of the Department hold appointments through Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Furhut JanssenFurhut Janssen, DO
Program Director

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University
Fellowship: Michigan State University



Christopher ArchangeliChristopher Archangeli, MD
Assistant Program Director

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: University of California-Los Angeles
Fellowship: University of Vermont



Onoriode EdehOnoriode Edeh, MD
Assistant Program Director

Medical School: St. Matthew's University
Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

Benefits of Saginaw Area

  • Large patient base affording excellent training in outpatient, inpatient, general hospital consultation, community mental health, student health, and Veteran's Administration settings, with many other opportunities in development.
  • Supportive community of physicians and specialists genuinely interested in training our residents.
  • Two local hospitals affording an opportunity for the required residency rotations, and a wide array of elective training opportunities.
  • Expanding opportunities here and outside Saginaw - our mission is to build healthcare systems in underserved and rural areas in Michigan and to have residents train in as many of these venues as in practicable.

Benefits of CMU Healthcare

  • CMU Healthcare is the East Campus of Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Benefits include: resources of a major university, resident academic appointments, opportunity to teach medical students.
  • Excellent practice and teaching experience with outstanding faculty in the program.
  • Opportunity to work with and educate medical students, PA students, nursing students, and other health affiliated students.
  • Outstanding teaching and administrative resources of CMU Healthcare including Simulation Medicine.

Personal Benefits of the Residency Program

  • Competitive salary benefits schedule for residents.
  • Broad training in evidence-based psychiatric interventions including psychotherapies.
  • Research and publishing opportunities.