The program is organized to effect an optimum balance between theory and experience in evaluating and treating children and adolescents. The clinical training is carefully supervised and each resident has a minimum of two hours of weekly supervision with a diverse and talented group of clinical supervisors. This eclectic orientation is also reflected in the organized curriculum, which includes seminars designed to prepare fellows for practice in the 21st century, including evidence-based medicine topics ranging from neuropsychiatry and clinical psychopharmacology to cognitive behavioral therapy.
The entire two-year experience is coordinated in such a way as to provide a wide variety of educational experiences within a framework of longitudinal continuity. Some courses are planned as two-year experiences while others are designed for each class.
In addition to formal didactic seminars, the division offers Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds, case conferences, journal clubs and special seminars (Literature of Madness).
The Residency Education Committee (REC) meets monthly to provide regular feedback regarding the curriculum. The membership in this committee consists of selected members of the faculty and the chief resident in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to program development and evaluation of seminars and rotations, the committee reviews all aspects of the residency experience including case loads and on-call duties.