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Apr 19, 2021
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I’m a MS4 really interested in dev peds but I sometimes wonder if it makes more sense to go into psych instead of peds if I already know now that I want to do more behavioral work. I also fear that because I’m location bound due to having a family, I might not get into dev peds fellowship because there’s only a few spots in the area I’m in, but there’s likely more child psych fellowships. I also think that I would probably prefer gen psych over gen peds, but I would really rather work with kids! Can anyone give insight on what their training was like for either of these fields and if you think one would be a better choice/more attainable than the other?

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Feb 12, 2017
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Do you like outpatient visits with young kids and things like autism, developmental delays, learning disorders.

or do you like teens and things like depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, more acute/severe pathologies including psychosis, etc

i hope you like ADHD because i think you probably get a lot of that in both.

there is of course overlap between both fields but from a general peds perspective these are my impressions