As a trainee in the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center, you become part of a vibrant program, rich with varied training experiences yet intimate in size. We provide a highly personalized approach to training while providing you with a vast network of resources. Our program is responsive to the varied and complex demands facing child and adolescent psychiatrists in this era of rapid change.
The Child Behavioral Health and Science Center offers a variety of outstanding clinical services, all of which are on site in upper Manhattan. Our major academic program provides a stimulating medical atmosphere. We invite you to learn about our program first-hand, by scheduling a visit.
We admit seven to eight fellows annually. To qualify as a trainee, you must have completed a minimum of three postgraduate years, including at least two years of general psychiatry. In rare cases, if you have completed your PGY-1 year, we may consider your application for admission. (Note: the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education permits training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry prior to General Psychiatry; however, in order to be eligible for the board examination in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, you must first pass the Boards in General Psychiatry).
For us to consider you for our fellowship, you must be licensed in New York State or be eligible for a temporary (trainee) license. If you are an international medical graduate you must have completed requirements through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you need to show proof of suitable immigration status.
To apply, complete the application in ERAS: ERAS Electronic Residency Application Service and submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation (including one from the current training director in general psychiatry at your school), a copy of your medical school transcripts, and a letter from the dean.
We recommend that you complete your application no later than October 1, though we process applications up until the deadline of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), established each year. We make offers of admission in conjunction with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Match, announced in January. You may request consideration outside the match, with the understanding that we follow the rules of the NRMP. These rules limit special applications to the period prior to July 1 of the year before training begins.