Child Psychiatry

Our Child and Adolescent Residency Program is accredited to train 4 residents (2 first year and 2 second year residents, PGY 4 and 5, or PGY 5 and 6). We pride ourselves in being resource for the community to provide high quality care to children, adolescents and their families, schools and other agencies that serve them.

Most of the training experience takes place on the grounds of Harlem Hospital, but the training program benefits greatly from two collaborations that enhance the training experience. Child psychiatry trainees spend six months of their first year treating children on an inpatient unit at Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center (QCPC), in Bellerose, New York. Additionally, trainees spend each Wednesday on the Columbia Medical Center campus where they participate in the didactic curriculum of the Columbia/New York Presbyterian Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Both sites are accessible by public transportation and car.

Year 1

6 Months Queens Children’s Psych Center

  • Inpatient 60% (QCPC)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry 20% (Harlem)
  • Didactics 10% (Harlem and Columbia)
  • ER and Pediatric CL 10%

6 Months Harlem Hospital

  • Outpatient Psychiatry 50% (Harlem)
  • ER and Pediatric CL 25% (Harlem)
  • School Consultation 10% (Day Treatment)
  • Didactics 10% (Harlem and Columbia)
  • CARING 5% (Columbia)

12 Months Harlem Hospital

  • 40-50% Outpatient Psychiatry*
  • 15-20% ER and Pediatric CL Academics (Harlem and Columbia)*
  • 20% Didactics (Columbia)
  • 10% School Consultation
  • 5-10% Elective (Administration and/or Teaching for Chief Resident)*
  • 5% Child Neurology, Developmental Pediatrics, Genetics (Harlem) or Forensics (NYC Family Court)

Clinical Rotations are described in detail on the  pages linked at the left.

Didactics and Scholarly Activity

The fellows receive didactic instruction at Columbia University's Department of Psychiatry, where they also have protected time to engage in scholarly activity. Harlem Hospital fellows are invited to engage in scholarly activity at either Harlem Hospital or Columbia. Grand Rounds, which occur weekly at Columbia, also serves as an opportunity to learn from and interact with researchers and thought-leaders. The monthly Journal club encourages critical thinking and appreciation of research methods, and to review scientific data knowledgeably In Summer between the first and second year of the fellowship, a Research Methods course teaches the core concepts of study design and statistical methods. All second year fellows are required to participate in the Harlem Hospital Resident Research Day, which is hosted in the Spring.

*Percent of time spent on these rotations depends on particular semester