The Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center offers a comprehensive two-year clinical and didactic program dedicated to the individual resident's professional growth.
Geared towards the intensive understanding of individual children and adolescents, their development, their families and the settings common to them and their wider community, our educational goals are:
As the field of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry increasingly partners with the basic sciences in the areas of neuroscience, imaging and psychiatric genomics, it is crucial to maintain these fundamental goals as we prepare our trainees for the future.
The two-year training program is fully accredited by the ACGME and provides a balance of broad clinical training across the life span of children, from infancy to adulthood. The core didactic curriculum evolves over the two years of training and supports the clinical training in which the residents participate.
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 on two days for classes taught by senior 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.
During the summer of each academic year, an intensive summer orientation program orients the fellow to the upcoming curricular offerings. The summer programs also offer an opportunity to observe faculty interviews, take part in mini-courses and pilot projects.
During both years of the program, fellows conduct observed interviews under faculty supervision and benefit from individualized instruction in interview techniques. First and second-year fellows also take part in mentoring the adult PGY2 residents during their child rotation.
The Department of Psychiatry also sponsors Continuing Medical Education Seminars in the NYC area to which residents are invited and given time off so they can attend. There is no charge to our trainees for these preeminent conferences.
Second year training takes place at New York City Children’s Center, Bronx Campus, a major Einstein-affiliated training site for fellows, residents, psychology and social work externs.
While at Bronx Children's, 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.Fellows also complete a three-month "consultation rotation" in three settings:
Fellows continue to carry a supervised caseload of outpatients at Montefiore during their second year to allow for continuity of care and training.
Second year fellows also attend classes two days per week. 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 recent Graduates include: