Program
Description

Classes held during the two years form an essential part of the training program in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Einstein/Montefiore. First and Second-Year Fellows have protected time for classes taught by faculty from the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Designed to complement the clinical experiences of the year, the didactics of each year provide a core curriculum allowing for progression from introductory through advanced studies. The curriculum for each year of the fellowship is supplemented by clinical case conferences, grand rounds and special programs with prominent leaders in the field from both within and without the Einstein community.

Fellows participate in an active Resident-as-Teacher program, mentored by senior faculty. As part of this program, fellows mentor and teach a component of the PGY2 rotation in Child Psychiatry. Additionally, fellows have opportunities to teach medical students at Einstein during their pre-clinical years.

Half of the second year of the training program takes place at New York City Children’s Center, Bronx Campus, a major Einstein-affiliated training site and psychology externs.

While at NYCCC-Bronx, fellows evaluate and treat hospitalized children and adolescents. During their inpatient rotations they become proficient in the use of cutting-edge psychopharmacological therapies while also being exposed to ongoing clinical research.

The other half of the second year is devoted to a 3-month consultation block and a 3-month elective block. Fellows rotate on the following services during their consultation block:

While on the elective block in the second year, fellows have the opportunity to choose electives including, but not limited to, college mental health, maternal-infant mental health and a research elective.

Fellows continue to carry a supervised caseload of outpatients at Montefiore during their second year to allow for continuity of care and training.

As part of the second-year curriculum, a Graduation Paper is required. Mentored by senior faculty, the paper is presented to the entire faculty in the spring of the second year. In addition to inpatient supervision, second-year fellows are assigned three outpatient supervisors with whom they meet weekly as well as a supervisor for each of the consultation rotations.

Established in 1956, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine fellowship has graduated a substantial percentage of Child/Adolescent psychiatrists in practice in the United States. Among these graduates are many past and current Directors of Training in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and Directors of Divisions of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, researchers in the forefront of clinical research in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Professors of Psychiatry and Training and Supervising Analysts at prominent analytic institutes.

Some of our graduates include:

Dr Tami Benton(1994)
Director of Training
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
Dr Shashank Joshi (1998)
Director of Training
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center
Dr Dr. Sabina Singh (2002)
Assistant Director of Inpatient Services
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Dr Allison Downer (2004)
Clinical Director
CORP Unit, Sing Sing Correctional Facility
Dr Adebowale Popoola (2005)
Attending Psychiatrist
John Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr Talya Gilaad (2009)
Attending Psychiatrist
Psychiatric Observation Suite
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Jason Herrick (2013)
Chief of Service, Adolescent Inpatient Service
New York City Children’s Center, Bronx Campus/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Aiyana Rivera (2013)
Attending Psychiatrist
Children’s Outpatient Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center