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 disciplines. Our Triple Board program began in 1986 and has become a well-established presence within the Mount Sinai Health System. Triple Board Programs are recognized by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Why Triple Board?
“Working with kids always brought out the very best part of me and I wanted to be able to be a pediatric provider that had expertise in both physical and mental health for kids, ranging from infants to adolescents. In the end, doing anything else other than triple board felt like denying a part of my future doctor self that wanted to grow and flourish!”
- Michelle Urman, MD, PGY-4
Doctors choose Triple Board training for a variety of reasons. This allows for a rich diversity in our residents’ interests and professional goals. The Mount Sinai Triple Board program enables you to position yourself for a career in any of the individual disciplines or one that integrates them. If you are planning a career in pediatrics, you gain experience with psychiatric illness across the lifespan and deal 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. If you intend to integrate these areas into a single career, you will be trained to treat complex cases in children with both psychosocial and medical needs, in inpatient, outpatient, or residential setting. Regardless of your ultimate path, Triple Board training will prepare you to be a leader in your field, equipping you with a nuanced and multidimensional understanding of child health, the skills to serve as a liaison between pediatric and mental health care providers, and the ability to integrate knowledge from multiple fields into your daily practice.
Why Mount Sinai
Trainees at our program work with the diverse and biopsychosocially complex patient population of New York City. You will be able to assess and treat a broad array of medical and psychiatric illnesses, navigate a large and multi-faceted urban health care system, and contribute to exciting advances in the areas of child health and advocacy. Mount Sinai boasts top-tier training programs in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry, giving our Triple Board residents access to abundant educational resources and faculty mentorship from all three departments. Faculty and staff throughout the Mount Sinai Health System have amassed considerable experience and expertise in the arena of this challenging and rewarding training opportunity.
As a resident in the Triple Board program at Mount Sinai, you can tailor your curriculum to your interests. We offer a wide selection of elective rotations in both pediatrics and child psychiatry. The structure of our program strikes a good balance between integration and continuity, preparing you to navigate multiple interdisciplinary transitions throughout your training.
We are committed to resident wellness and encourage our residents to explore all the recreational and cultural activities New York City has to offer.
How to Apply
To apply, complete an application through Electronic Residency Application service (ERAS) and submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation, a copy of your medical school transcript, a Dean’s letter, and your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores. We select residents through the National Resident Matching Program. For more information, contact our Triple Board Residency Coordinator:
Yazmin Del Valle
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029