Welcome Students

Dear Medical Students,

It is a pleasure to welcome you as a member of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) Medical Student Training Program!!

You are part of a growing network of enthusiastic medical students who will explore all that the field of child and adolescent psychiatry has to offer through mentorship, clinical experiences, and discussion groups. You will also have the opportunity to attend a wonderful annual meeting for where you can network with leaders in the field and other interested students.

A key priority of the KTGF is to assist with workforce development in child and adolescent psychiatry by supporting initiatives that address the critical shortage of professionals in the field. The KTGF works with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) to administer this grant program, which provides direct exposure to varying aspects of the field. In addition, the Foundation supports the development of educational materials, as well as research opportunities for KTGF Fellows to develop the skills to successfully conduct independent research, and pursue private and federal grants as principal investigators on topics in child and adolescent psychiatry. 

We believe that mentorship is at the core of shaping the next generation of professionals in child mental healthcare. We deeply appreciate the commitment, efforts and contributions of your program director(s) and mentor(s) who provide their time, knowledge and resources to guide your professional growth and cultivate your interest in pursuing a successful and fulfilling career in child and adolescent mental health.

We hope that the information provided on our website regarding the program is most helpful. Please also take the time to keep us apprised of all of the activities that take place in your program.

Thanks again for being a part of the KTGF community and for taking the time to visit our website.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office at info@ktgf.org or AACAP at research@aacap.org should you have any inquiries or wish to share any feedback.

Sincerest regards,
Andy Klingenstein and Sally Martell