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.

2018, 2019 PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows

Dr. Elizabeth Fenstermacher is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA.  She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry training program in Boston where she received the Harvard Medical Student Teaching Award.   While in residency, she was actively engaged in all levels of medical training and education including developing and piloting an internal residency website with a small group of peers, creating novel didactics including a completely revised intern neuroscience curriculum and conducting simulation-based educational research with medical students.  Following fellowship, she intends to pursue a career in academic psychiatry.

Dr. Cecilia Fitz-Gerald is a proud native of Shreveport, Louisiana and a second-generation psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech University where she majored in biology and was a member of the Honors Program. She is a 2017 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine - Shreveport and a current second-year resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  She is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.  Her career interests include sports psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. She plans to pursue a career in academia following the completion of her training.

Fayrisa Greenwald is a first-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at New York University School of Medicine. She trained for residency in Adult Psychiatry at New York University and completed medical school at Vanderbilt University. Fayrisa is interested in academic medicine, trauma, acute psychiatric issues, inpatient and emergency care, working to intervene relatively early in the life course, and psychoanalysis. She has been/is involved in projects focusing on agitation and safety issues, telepsychiatry, consults, and genetic testing. She is looking forward to collaborating with leaders in the field and to promoting the education of trainees as a Child PRITE fellow. 


Csilla Lippert, MD, PhD is a second-year psychiatry resident at the Stanford Psychiatry Program. Prior to medical school, she earned her B.S. in Biology and English from Caltech. She then completed her MD and PhD in biomedical sciences. Her dissertation research, completed with Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, involved targeting of contrast agents to sites of protease activity in inflammatory diseases for improved understanding, imaging, and treatment. Her career interests are in general adult psychiatry with a focus on teaching, writing, and psychotherapy. She discovered how much she enjoyed PRITE question writing through Stanford’s weekly PRITE challenge questions.

2017, 2018 PRITE and CHILD PRITE Fellows

PRITE Fellow

Dr. Alexander Cole was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, completed his undergraduate education at Baylor University and his medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and is currently a third-year resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His primary clinical interests include consult-liaison psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He intends to continue working in academia after completing his training and have a particular interest in medical education at both the medical student and resident levels, wellness in the medical education experience, and understanding barriers to recruitment to psychiatry in medical students.


PRITE Fellow

Julia Cromwell, from Baltimore, Maryland, is a 2015 graduate from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a current third year resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to medical school she studied French History at Duke University, then taught science and math as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso and as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Liberia. Interests leading up to the PRITE Fellowship include medical education, curriculum development, and standardized testing (including experience writing and editing practice questions for USMLE Step 1).


Dr. Vikas Gupta is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Vidant Medical Center-East Carolina University. He attended medical school at GMC, Amritsar, India and did his MPH at University of Texas, Houston where he received the Susan Sampson Scholarship. He attained research and educational experiences while working at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine and UT, Houston. Dr. Gupta worked with the UT Houston psychiatry residency team which won the American Psychiatric Association Mind Games competition in 2012 and 2013. He completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency training at University of Wisconsin, Madison and upon completion of fellowship, plans to pursue a career in psychiatry education.



Maggie Schneider, MD, PhD is a second-year psychiatry resident in the research track at the Harvard Longwood Program. Prior to medical school, she received her B.A in Psychology from Boston College, and was a research fellow at NIMH. She completed her MD and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, where her dissertation research explored neuroimaging and executive function in youth with bipolar disorder, and she developed educational programs in medical humanities and research skills for medical students. She plans to pursue an academic career in child and adolescent psychiatry, and continues to be involved in education and medical humanities.