A 6-year research track residency for physicians who want to specialize in Child Psychiatry
The Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program promotes early clinical involvement in Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry and provides substantial research time (see Program Description) that increases throughout the residency, culminating in >80% research time in the final two years. Residents also work within the Yale Department of Psychiatry for their adult psychiatry training, which is integrated with their child work and research time. This program provides the clinical experiences essential for developing the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in all sectors of contemporary psychiatry.
Residents are engaged throughout PGY1 - PGY6 in specialized didactics and individualized career guidance meetings. Residents form relationships with colleagues and mentors in the Child Study Center, the Dept of Pediatrics, and the Adult Psychiatry Dept, although they may conduct research within any department at Yale. Some residents have pursued Master’s Degrees or Ph.D.’s during residency, while others arrive with substantial advanced research training already. Research interests range from basic science and clinical research through psychosocial and health disparities research. Upon completion of the Solnit Integrated Program, the resident is prepared to provide competent evaluations and appropriate treatment to children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders, and their families, and is poised to begin an independent clinician researcher career.