In the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program, we provide our residents with a phenomenal education, which includes didactic instruction, individual and group supervision, and ample opportunities to provide clinical care and engage in research and teaching. Our residents work with patients from virtually all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds presenting with a wide variety of medical, neurological, and psychiatric pathology and provide care within one of the most comprehensive medical systems in the world. Rotations include extensive work in our psychiatric emergency services, two inpatient units, adolescent partial hospitalization program, pediatric consultation-liaison services, school-based clinics, therapeutic nursery, forensic services, and intensive family therapy program. Residents also work in three outpatient settings longitudinally throughout their training, providing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy (individual, family, and group), and psychopharmacologic treatment.
During your Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency, you will make decisions that impact your entire professional career. It is my goal to make certain that you receive a well-rounded, in-depth exposure to as many treatment venues and modalities as possible during this time so that you can comfortably make well-informed decisions by the end of your training. By working within our system and with our faculty, you will sample all that is wonderful within our field and then create your own unique paths into the future.
Within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program, we always encourage our residents to share with us any questions, concerns, and new ideas. Our nationally recognized faculty is enthusiastic about teaching and always accessible to trainees, and our residents are the key to the constant reworking of our program to better suit their needs. At the NYU Child Study Center we embrace the concept of change, recognizing that our field is in constant flux and that we must, therefore, constantly adapt ourselves and our training program to the realities of our field. To that end, residents sit on a variety of faculty and independent committees, and residents develop and coordinate two retreats each year, designed to provide opportunities for collegiality and program development.
Living in New York City is virtually without parallel. Our city is filled with arts and cultural opportunities far greater in quality and number than any other city in the country (if not the world). Ethnic diversity, extraordinary architecture, fabulous restaurants, and some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the country are all within easy access. Take a subway line or bus on any given day, and you're likely to hear four different languages all spoken in concert at the same time within ten feet of your seat – sometimes even in the same conversation! Here, you can live safely within the city, walk or take a bus or subway to work, send your children to good public schools, and walk around the corner for dinner and theatre in the evening. Or, if you're interested in suburban or country living, you will find that we have lovely wooded suburbs (with some of the best public schools in the nation) just a stone's throw from the medical school.
At the NYU Child Study Center we are truly on a mission – in the most exciting city in the world, we are building what we believe to be the most exciting training program. Whether you wish to be a researcher, clinician, educator, administrator, or some combination of all of the above, please take a close look at our program. We are training the leaders of tomorrow!
Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH Director of Education and Training