Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry Residency

Department of Psychiatry

Two residents a year are accepted into this integrated five year program which leads to board eligibility in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. During the first two years, residents spend 16 months in pediatrics and 8 in psychiatry. During each of the third and fourth years, 8 months are devoted to psychiatry and 4 months to pediatrics. The final year consists entirely of psychiatric training with the exception of a pediatric continuity clinic, which continues throughout the entire program. As in the other combined programs, when on Pediatrics, the residents function as fully integrated members of the department, with the same responsibilities as categorical residents. Pediatric call is taken on pediatric rotations and electives; psychiatry call is taken on the psychiatry rotations. Program graduates with skills in both pediatrics and child psychiatry are in demand throughout the country. Careers may vary from academic pediatric psychiatrists at tertiary care centers to pediatric primary care physicians who utilize their psychiatric training to provide much needed mental health services to their patients.