The PRITE Fellowship Program

Online nomination available now

New in 2024, complete the nomination form and upload supporting information online.


For many years, the PRITE® Editorial Board has welcomed residents as full Members of the Board through the PRITE® Fellowship Program.  The PRITE® Fellowship Selection Committee chooses residents to serve at least one year on the Editorial Board.  Applications for Fellowships are received from PGY II and III general psychiatry residents and first year child Fellows in residency programs throughout the United States and Canada.  In early 2007, the College’s Board of Regents increased the funding for the PRITE Fellowships to include four residents (two General and two Child) to participate on the PRITE Editorial Board.

PRITE® Fellows participate in the question writing process by developing an assigned number of questions and then editing and referencing exam items.  PRITE® Fellows must be able to attend the  July meeting of the PRITE® Editorial Board where all travel related costs will be covered by The College.  Appointments to the PRITE® Editorial Board may be renewed for one year upon the approval of the PRITE® Editor-in-Chief.

If you wish to learn more about the PRITE®/CHILD PRITE® Fellowship prior to being nominated, please contact Kathryn Delk, Assistant Executive Director, at: or 312.938.8840 ext. 14.  Recent former Fellows are more than willing to discuss their experience on the PRITE® Editorial Board so that you can gain a better understanding of all that is involved with this Fellowship.  


Being a CHILD PRITE fellow was an immensely rewarding experience. In working on writing questions in collaboration with others, I deepened not only my knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of our field but also my appreciation for what makes a good test question. Even more rewarding than the work itself, however, was getting to meet all of the wonderful people in the PRITE & Laughlin fellowship programs, the PRITE Editorial Board, and The American College of Psychiatrists. The relationships, mentorship, and opportunities that stemmed from being a fellow have been invaluable. I highly recommend the fellowship to anyone interested in psychiatric education or academic medicine.

Dr. Michael Hernandez (Former CHILD PRITE Fellow and Senior Fellow)


A Letter to Residents/Fellows thinking about the PRITE/CHILD PRITE Fellowship (from a recent former Fellow 

Dr. Paul Elizondo, DO


Working on the PRITE was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in medical education.  Creating test questions forced me to think about what is really important for trainees to know, and how to  make sure you’re asking the question you mean to be asking.  The conferences were a wonderful experience in collaborating with other psychiatric educators and learning about how the experts in the field work together and think about medical education.  Finally, it helped me to understand the perspective of standardized test creators, which helped improve my own standardized test-taking skills—this came in handy for the Boards!

David Beckmann, M.D., M.P.H.


Being a PRITE Fellow has been an amazing experience and one of the highlights of my residency experience. It was however, a lot more work than I ever imagined! From the very beginning I was reviewing questions and having to write my own. As someone who is interested in education it has been wonderful to work with so many people who are committed to psychiatric education, and eye-opening to see the painstaking work that goes into the PRITE. There is a real impetus for refinement, with many questions not making the cut, which makes it all the more heartwarming when my questions are accepted.

As a PRITE Fellow, you are a welcome part of the editorial board and my input was not only welcome but actively solicited. They really want resident voices shaping the exam. It has been particularly valuable to be part of this process during a time of great transition. We have had to adapt to DSM-5, the new ACGME milestones, and now consider using video vignettes in keeping with changes to the ABPN Board exams. I would highly recommend the Fellowship to anyone who is interested in medical education and wishes to stretch the limits of their knowledge.

Vivek Datta, M.D.


“I would never have imagined the work and effort it takes to put together a well-written and researched test.  I learned more from writing my questions and sitting in the room with others who were doing the same than I ever would have from reading a journal article or a book on my own.  Being a CHILD PRITE® Fellow stressed to me the importance of keeping up in our field.”

 Eric Williams, M.D.
2003 - 2005
College Member 2010

“The CHILD PRITE fellowship was one of the most formative academic experiences during my training.  It was a great deal of work, but it was also greatly illuminating to sit with some of the leaders in our field and think through questions in a collaborative process.  Writing the exam requires making choices about what is truly "core" knowledge and grappling with the heterogeneous perspectives that exist in our field - both philosophically and geographically.  To take part in debating such matters was educational in itself; to see how the group could do so while preserving our collective sense of humor, equanimity, and camaraderie was an education in professionalism.”
 Theodore Murray, M.D.
2010 - 2012

“Becoming a CHILD PRITE Fellow was the most invigorating part of my training. Test construction is an intensely creative process which requires a love of language, science, and precision. I felt like an active member of a community of scholars with a shared passion for education. In addition, the Fellows' voices are respected as our knowledge level is a touchstone for trainees across the country.”
 Howard Liu, M.D.

"As a PRITE Fellow, the exercise of question writing undoubtedly resulted in an expansion of my knowledge base and an awareness that, at a time when medicine seems to be rushed and other interests compete with patient care and trainee education, I had an opportunity to see that there exists a group that is uncompromisingly dedicated to resident education and training, thus dedicated to patient care.  The meetings were more than just work sessions.  They re-focused my commitment to academic medicine, reminding me of the importance of thoughtfully considering what makes us responsible and competent in our care of children, adolescents and their families.  Through this Fellowship I gained an incredible amount of factual knowledge, unanticipated and lasting relationsps, and most importantly, an opportunity to better discern my place in child psychiatry."
Emily Goddard, M.D.
2010 - 2012

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