How to Apply

Our fellowship is a two-year program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match and admit seven fellows annually, including as many as three in our research track. 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, we consider applicants who have completed their PGY-1 year. (Note: the ACGME permits you to train in child and adolescent psychiatry prior to general psychiatry; however, you must pass the boards in general psychiatry before you are eligible for the board examination in child and adolescent psychiatry). You must also be licensed in New York State or be eligible for a temporary (trainee) license. International medical graduates must have completed requirements through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. If you are not a U.S. citizen, we need proof of suitable immigration status.

To apply, please complete the application via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). In addition, we need the following:

  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation (including one from the current training director in general psychiatry at your school)
  • Copy of your medical school transcripts
  • Letter from the dean of the medical school you attended

We recommend you complete your application no later than October 1, though we process applications up until the NRMP deadline. 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 NRMP rules, which limit special applications prior to July 1 of the year before training begins.

2021 Interview dates

In accordance with the AADPRT consensus statement, all interviews this year will be virtual, and will take place on Thursdays in September and October 2021.

What to expect on the day of the interview?

Your interview day will include:

  • Breakfast with the chiefs
  • Overview of the program with the training team
  • Interviews
  • Lunch with the fellows
  • Virtual Happy Hour

* All events will take place virtually by Zoom.