University of California, Davis

The KTGF Medical Student Program at UCD, established in 2005, is a faculty mentoring program that introduces medical students in their pre-clinical years to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP). The program leadership consists of 2-3 medical student leaders, a psychiatry resident leader, and a faculty program director. The goals and objectives of the program are clearly articulated. Interested participants will be required to apply through a formal application process.

Official Program Name

KTGF Fellowship at UC Davis
Program Director Robert Horst, MD # of students: 15-20
Admin. Assistant Deb Matsumoto # of faculty: 10-15
Program Dates June 1 -May 31



15+ mentors

2 students per mentor

1-5 hours of mentorship monthly


Outpatient - insurance based, specialty clinics and MediCal clinics


Juvenile Justice


Community Psychiatry


Child Abuse Awareness


Summer Intensive Program (also a medical school course): Selected Fellows spend a month of half days immersed in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The experience provides Fellows exposure to research and clinical practice in a wide variety of settings as well as sample opportunities to interact with faculty. Students receive medical school credit and formal evaluations.

Educational Project