Harvard Medical School

The Donald J. Cohen Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship is a program that provides Harvard Medical Students with the opportunity to explore the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. It connects students with child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and faculty. It offers clinical observation, informal/formal mentorship, lunch/dinner talks, and scholarly activities related to child and adolescent psychiatry. It also provides the opportunity for medical students to explore the field of general psychiatry in a similar fashion as most students train in general psychiatry before entering the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Official Program Name

The Donald J. Cohen Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship
Program Director Robert Kitts, MD # of students: 10-20
Co-Program Director David Rubin, MD # of faculty: 20+
Admin. Assistant Linda Messier
Program Dates July 1-June 30



5-10 mentors

1 student per mentor

1-5 hours of mentorship monthly


Inpatient psychiatry

Consultation psychiatry

Outpatient psychiatry (general clinic)

Acute residential

Early Childhood outpatient


Join research project and obtain mentorship

Attend research conferences/talks sponsored by our institution

Meet with researchers and hear about their careers

Others based on student/mentor interest with significant variation


Harvard Medical School Alumni in Psychiatry hosted events where medical students can meet HMS alumni from 1960s to recent graduates who are now psychiatrists


Connect with fellows or faculty involved in advocacy

Invited to attended Mental Health Advocacy events hosted by Department of Mental Health or other Boston Area/HMS advocacy related events.

Additional Program Highlights

Klingenstein Fellows can be informal or formally paired with residents, fellows and faculty in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (with emphasis on the latter) from the following institutions based on request:

KTGF Fellows may have the opportunity to shadow in the following clinical settings: