Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Track
- To provide residents who have a strong interest in child and adolescent psychiatry with an opportunity to go above and beyond the normal expected levels of knowledge and experience in child and adolescent psychiatry.
- To encourage resident interest in child and adolescent psychiatry.
- To encourage resident scholarly achievement in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry.
Track entry and acceptance:
Residents can apply at any time before the PGY 3 year but are encouraged to apply during their PGY 1 year. Acceptance is determined by residency director in conjunction with track director and the Clinical Competency Committee.
PGY 1 Year
If residents identify interest in child and adolescent psychiatry prior to their PGY 1 year, they will complete at least one month of outpatient pediatrics instead of internal medicine during their PGY 1 year.
PGY 2 Year
During the PGY 2 year, residents will have one month of child and adolescent psychiatry early in the academic year. This will be completed at the Horsham Academy in a combination of outpatient, inpatient, and day-program settings. The purpose of the early placement of this rotation is to ensure adequate exposure prior to the spring, when residents traditionally decide between “fast tracking” or completing a full 4 years of general psychiatry prior to child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.
PGY 3 Year
During the PGY 3 year, up to 20 percent of patient hours can be child and adolescent cases. These cases are supervised by the track director. However, if a resident is planning to transition to fellowship after 3 years of general training, the resident may choose to carry fewer child and adolescent psychiatry so they can maximize their general adult learning before departing the residency.
If a resident is fast-tracking, he/she must present a grand rounds presentation to the department of at least 25 minutes length. The topic will be relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry.
Residents are encouraged to use their $1500 conference fund to attend the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting.
PGY 4 Year
Residents who choose to complete a PGY 4 general psychiatry year will spend at least 3 months of their PGY 4 year in child and adolescent electives.
Residents will present a grand rounds presentation to the department of at least 25 minutes length. The topic will be relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry.