Our combined Pediatrics/General Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, referred to as the Triple Board Program, is a five-year residency offering board eligibility in all three of these disciplines. Our Triple Board program began in 1986 and was one of the original six programs in a 10-year pilot project. The program was approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education in 1993, two years earlier than planned. Triple Board Programs are fully recognized by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Faculty and staff throughout the Mount Sinai Health System have amassed considerable experience and expertise in the arena of this unique, challenging, and rewarding training opportunity. While some programs are similar to ours, with an integrated curriculum, others are more compartmentalized. Our structure has struck a balance between integration and continuity.
The Mount Sinai program exists within a single hospital system, lending administrative stability to the program. The chairs, training directors, and faculty of all three components of the program are committed to the program and are highly supportive.
Triple Board is more recognized and accepted in the Northeast and has a significant presence in New York City.
Why Triple Board?
The varied nature of our Triple Board program allows for an experience that can position you for a future in any of the individual disciplines or in a career that integrates them. If you are planning a career in pediatrics, you gain experience with psychiatric illness across the lifespan and dealing with complex psychosocial issues from all sides. Should you decide to go into psychiatry, you gain valuable perspective of normal development and the impact of childhood illness. Maybe your plan is to integrate them into a single career so that you can treat complex children with both psychosocial and medical needs either in an outpatient or residential setting.
How to Apply
To apply, complete an application through Electronic Residency Application service (ERAS), submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation, a copy of your medical school transcript, a Dean’s letter and USMLE scores. We select residents through the NRMP. For more information, contact our program coordinator:
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029