The Child and Adolescent Training Program operates in
collaboration with the General Psychiatry Program. Under regular
circumstances, the General Psychiatry program trains 5 residents
per year, 2 of whom are in the Integrated General/Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry Program which entails beginning full-time
child and adolescent training in the PGY4 and PGY5 year. For the
PGY1 through the PGY3 year, residents follow the general
psychiatry curriculum and rotation schedule.
Departures for Integrated Program residents during the PGY1
through PGY3 year include the following:
- The provision to do some inpatient and/or outpatient
pediatrics instead of internal medicine during the PGY1 year.
- Meeting with child research faculty to begin planning and
implementing research project. Additional protected time is
available for residents who qualify and are accepted into the
research track of the Integrated General/Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry Program. See the research training section for
- Following child and adolescent patients picked up in the PGY3
year into the PGY4 and PGY5 year if clinically indicated.
The General Psychiatry Residency includes a significant amount of
child and adolescent education in its own right that can further
the overall level of training and expertise by graduation. These
experiences include the following:
- A one-month elective in inpatient child psychiatry that can
be taken at a nearby hospital
- A strong introduction in the PGY3 year to outpatient child
psychiatry. This rotation involves spending one day per week for
the entire PGY3 year in the Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic (PPC).
This rotation also involves a weekly seminar. The PPC rotation
has many similarities with the Outpatient Child Psychiatry
experience in the fellowship.