How to Apply

Residents are eligible to enter into training in child and adolescent psychiatry after having completed their PGY-III year of a general psychiatry training program. The program requires completion of an application, three letters of recommendation (one must be from a current training director), a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, an official copy of the medical school dean’s official letter and transcript, USMLE step 1, 2, and 3 scores, and a copy of a current medical license. For IMGs, a copy of the ECFMG certificate is also required. There are no specific cut-offs used in the evaluation of applications for interviews. To be placed on the rank list, however, the applicant must have passed USMLE parts I, II, and III. The program director and/or program administrator reviews each application in its entirety. Decisions for interviews are based on that review and availability.

Interviews are conducted from September to early December the year before training is scheduled to begin. The residency selection committee and the director of residency training determine the ranking of the final list for submission to the NRMP. Applicants are ranked based on consideration of academic performance, letters of recommendations, personal statement, and assessment of interviewers as to the potential of the applicant to perform their duties, work in a professional and ethically sound manner, and to excel in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

The Harlem Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program uses the revised Common Application, which can be found here: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program Application Form

In order to apply, please email this application to Dr. Kareem Ghalib at kareem.ghalib@nychhc.org. Hard copies and letters of recommendation can be mailed to the address below:

Kareem Ghalib, MD
Chief of Service and Training Director
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Koutz Pavillion, 5th Floor
506 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10037

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