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Albert J. Solnit Integrated Program

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Program Administrator, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Integrated Residency Programs

Tanya L. Colón

Phone: 203-737-7129
Fax: 203-785-7400

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"Individuals must be engaged with children as early as possible... [and] doing research must be accessible even before individuals are ‘fully trained’ as clinicians, let alone as child psychiatrists.” -Donald Cohen, Director of the Yale Child Study Center from 1983-2001

The Solnit Integrated Training Program

a 6-year research track residency for physicians who want to specialize in Child Psychiatry

The Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program is an integrated training program designed to address the unique challenges of residents who desire both research and Child Psychiatry training, and to create leaders in the field of Child Psychiatry. It provides the clinical experiences essential for developing the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in all sectors of contemporary psychiatry.

The Integrated 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.

Residents are engaged throughout PGY1 - PGY6 in specialized didactics and individualized career guidance meetings. They form relationships with colleagues and mentors in the Yale Child Study Center, Department of Pediatrics, and the Adult Psychiatry Department, 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.

Year 1

Residents begin their training within the Yale Department of Pediatrics in order to best facilitate immersion in medical care at a tertiary children's hospital.

The internship year is made of 13 four-week blocks. Five 4-week blocks of general pediatrics, including 3 inpatient blocks, one emergency pediatrics block, and a pediatrics acute care block. These pediatrics blocks are interspersed with one block of adult neurology consult, one block of child neurology consult, one block of inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry (ages 12-17 years old), one block of child consultation-liaison psychiatry and one block of dedicated research time.

The final rotation of the year consists of 3 blocks on an inpatient adult psychiatry unit at the Veterans Hospital where the two Integrated residents have a chance to work together and with other general psychiatry interns. The combination of pediatrics, child psychiatry, and research elective sets the foundation of the child psychiatry research identity.

Dedicated Research Time PGY-1

One Month