Current PRITE Fellows


The PRITE® Fellowship Selection Committee chooses PRITE® Fellows to serve at least one year on the PRITE® 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.

PRITE® Fellows participate in the question writing process by developing an assigned number of questions and then editing and referencing exam items.  Appointments to the PRITE® Editorial Board may be renewed for one year upon the approval of the PRITE® Editor-in-Chief.

2023 Senior PRITE Fellow

Malcolm Vaught, M.D.

Cape Fear Valley Health 

Welcome Message from Dr. Vaught:

A big congratulations and warm welcome to our incoming PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows. It is a great privilege to have all of you join our wonderful community, and we look forward to sharing our experience with you over the next two years. Being selected for this fellowship is not just a tremendous achievement, but also a great opportunity to make an impact in the field of psychiatry. Furthermore, being a PRITE Fellow will allow you to interact and cultivate both professional and personal relationships with a unique group of people that are dedicated to advancing psychiatric education. More specifically, you will have the chance to work with members of the PRITE Editorial Board, as well as directly interact with leaders in our field through The American College of Psychiatrists. 

Many of our PRITE/CHILD PRITE Fellows come from diverse backgrounds that yield insight into various clinical and personal experiences, as well as expertise that help us improve our knowledge base through question writing and collegial conversations. Our community is a respectful and responsive one so please don’t ever hesitate to ask your questions, bring up ideas, and provide feedback. I hope you will discover over the next two years what I have discovered in mine: that you have been welcomed into a fellowship that is rewarding, breeds camaraderie and meaningful relationships, and one that will provide you with so many opportunities to be both a teacher and a learner. We look forward to working with you all as we continue to strive for excellence in academic medicine.

2023 PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows


Kate Cowhey, M.D.

George Washington University

 Dr. Kate Cowhey is a first-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Tulane University. She completed her general psychiatry residency at George Washington University, where she served as chief resident and earned a masters of public health in health policy. She completed undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a masters in neuroscience at Tulane University, and medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In medical school, Kate co-founded the Latino Health Scholars Program, taught reproductive health to high school students, volunteered in a Spanish-speaking community free clinic, and completed a volunteer project in India providing health screenings for Tibetan refugees. Clinical interests include perinatal and infant/early childhood psychiatry, school-based mental health programs, and exploring task sharing and stepped care models for improving mental health care.  

Captain Rachel H. Han, M.D., is a third-year psychiatry resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. She was born in California and raised in New Jersey. She went to the Boston area to attend Wellesley College, where she studied Neuroscience and Women's and Gender Studies, and received her Army commission via Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then moved to the DC area to attend medical school at the Uniformed Services University and graduated in 2020. Her career interests include child and adolescent psychiatry, minority mental health and health disparities, and technological addictions. Some of her hobbies are day hiking, trying new restaurants, and cold calling old friends.


Dr. Rachel Han, M.D.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

PRITE Fellow:

Alyssa Ehrlich, M.D.

Brigham and Women's Hospital


Dr. Alyssa Ehrlich is a third-year psychiatry resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. A New York native, she graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with majors in Neuroscience and Philosophy. As an undergraduate, she discovered a passion for near-peer teaching and worked as a teaching assistant and tutor throughout college. While attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ehrlich founded an online education company that helps medical students prepare for the USMLE. Her interests within psychiatry include medical education, psychotherapy, and the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults. Outside of residency, she enjoys speed chess, stand-up comedy, vinyasa yoga, downhill skiing, and spending time with her corgi.


Dr. Gerald Richardson is a third-year psychiatry resident in pursuit of a career in child and adolescent psychiatry and medical education. He was born and raised in central Florida and obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida and M.D. at the University of Florida. During his medical studies, he developed an affinity for teaching and was motivated to earn a Master of Education from Harvard University while in medical school. He has taught thousands of students as an instructor for test prep companies and with online courses. He actively engages in medical education research, serves as a member of his residency program’s curriculum committee, and is a lecturer for medical students rotating on the psychiatry clerkship. Outside of medicine and teaching, he enjoys spending time with his family and two cats, watersports, traveling, and playing the ukulele.

PRITE Fellow:

Gerald Richardson, M.D.

University of Florida - Gainesville

2024 PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows



Chetan Bhat, M.D.

 University of California - San Diego

 Dr. Chetan Bhat is a first year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at University of California, San Diego. He completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University before returning to his home town for residency at Loma Linda University.  He is also currently completing a master's degree in medical education for health professionals through Johns Hopkins University.  Within these programs, he has actively been involved in education at multiple levels including formal lectures and curriculum development at the medical student and resident level alongside teaching allied health professions including students in physician assistant, physical therapy, and nurse practitioner training. Professionally, his interests include medical education, integration of mental health with primary care, consult-liaison, and use of media within psychiatry. In his free time, he enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, playing fantasy sports, stand-up comedy, and board games.

 Dr. Liana Lau is a first-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Mount Sinai Elmhurst Hospital. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Metropolitan Hospital, undergraduate training at Duke University, a Master's in Human Nutrition at Columbia University, and medical school at New York Medical College. She completed a thesis on Haitian ethnopsychiatry at Duke and a thesis on pediatric obesity screening at Columbia. After college, she worked with Children's Nutrition Program in Haiti and One Love Foundation, a non-profit raising awareness on relationship violence. Her clinical interests include global health, particularly in Haiti, collaborative care in primary care settings and schools, minority mental health, psychotherapy, and ADHD. Outside of psychiatry, she enjoys spending time with her cats, playing strategic board games, baking macarons, and hosting dinner parties. 


Liana Lau, M.D.

New York Medical College

PRITE Fellow: 

Chad Donahue, M.D., Ph.D.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Dr. Chad Donahue is a third-year general adult psychiatry resident at University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Hospital. He originally trained as an electrical engineer, completing his BS at UMass Amherst and MS at Northeastern University, and worked for several years in the Boston area as a radar engineer while also working part-time as a teaching fellow in the Harvard University Physics Department. He later attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program, where he completed his medical degree and a PhD in biomedical engineering. His thesis work, primarily completed in the Department of Neuroscience, focused on elucidating the evolution of cognitive circuits in the primate brain across macaques, chimpanzees, and humans using advanced imaging techniques. At Western Psychiatric Hospital, he is actively involved in medical student education, including an initiative highlighting the intersection of psychiatry and neuroscience. His clinical interests include psychosis and neuroimaging. Outside of work, he enjoys stand-up comedy and video games.

Dr. Hilary Pang is third-year psychiatry resident in the Clinician Scientist Program at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. She obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) in Pathobiology and M.D. at the University of Toronto, where she also concurrently completed her M.Sc. at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation during medical school. She is passionate about medical education and enjoys working with learners, such as having co-founded a national conference for interdisciplinary health professions students as well as designed and taught courses for medical students. Her career interests include artificial intelligence in medical education and examination, health systems, and interventional and sleep psychiatry. Outside of residency, she enjoys spending time in nature, reading, and baking pies.  

PRITE Fellow: 

Hilary Pang, M.D., MSc

University of Toronto