Dr. Hanan Derby

Programme Director

Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Programme at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital. We hope the information that follows will help you in your critical career choice in this field. I am delighted that you are considering undertaking your training at our fellowship programme. We believe that our program is an excellent foundation in helping you achieve your future goals.

The prevalence of mental health needs among children and young people in our region is quite significant. The shortfall in the availability of qualified child and adolescent psychiatrists is exacerbating the current challenge of meeting the region’s needs. Therefore, one of our primary missions in the programme is to prepare the next generation of leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental psychiatry. We are confident that our programme graduates will be well prepared in becoming familiar with the key familial, cultural, and social constructs involved in child and adolescent mental health. We also believe that they will be able to pursue successful careers across a wide range of clinical, teaching and research settings.

The Programme offers exemplary foundational training in general child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as training in complex care specialized clinics, consultation-Liaison and inpatient care. In addition to training in psychopharmacology, we further enhance the value of psychotherapy training through case-based learning, didactics educational activities and supervision. We have a diverse and dedicated teaching faculty from various mental health disciplines to provide training, teaching and supervision.

There are multiple opportunities for departmental research on a variety of topics, either independently, or as joint projects with MBRU, with our ongoing support for trainee’s involvement in all activities.

We believe that our programme graduates will make profound and positive differences in the lives of the children they treat and in their community. We are pleased with your interest in becoming a part of Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Programme and, should you choose to submit your application, we look forward to meeting you soon.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai
United Arab
Emirates