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The five year combined residency integrates Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to train physicians who synthesize the clinical knowledge and skills of these disciplines. The training provides a foundation for clinical care, education, advocacy, public policy and research with a developmentally informed biopsychosocial approach to health, illness, and prevention. This unique program transcends the boundary between pediatrics and psychiatry in order to optimize the care of children, adults, and families in community and academic settings.

Some triple boarders choose to pursue careers in traditionally psychiatric settings where their pediatric skills and knowledge provide additional insight into normal development, understanding of children’s medical illnesses and treatments and medication issues. Other triple boarders choose to practice in predominantly pediatric settings where their training provides a depth of understanding of children’s and family’s responses to psychosocial and medical stressors, developmental disabilities and the impact of psychiatric illnesses on individuals and their families.  - 

Residency Training

Duration of training: 5 years (2 yrs Pediatrics, 1.5 yrs Adult Psychiatry, 1.5 yrs Child Psychiatry)

  • Board eligible in all three disciplines after training


National Association for Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Programs


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