There are several different training pathways to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, each of which offers a unique training experience based on your interests:
- Traditional Training Programs - Residents complete five total years of training: three years of general psychiatry residency training (including internship), plus two years of child and adolescent psychiatry specialty training.
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- Integrated Training Programs - Residents complete five years of training in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the same time.
What is an integrated training program?
List of Integrated Training Programs
- Triple Board Programs - Residents complete five years of training that combines pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry training in a single integrated experience.
Learn more at the Triple Board Web site
List of Triple Board Programs and Training Directors
- Post Pediatric Portal Program (PPPP) - Pediatricians become board-certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry after completing a three-year training experience.
Learn more about the PPPP.