Post Pediatric Portal Programs

Are you a board-eligible pediatrician? Wish you knew more about diagnosing and treating psychiatric problems in children and adolescents?

The Post Pediatric Portal Program (PPPP) may be for you!

The PPPP is a three-year combined training program in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, which is formally approved and overseen by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Physicians who have completed a core pediatric residency accredited by the ACGME are eligible to apply. Upon successful completion of the PPP program, graduates are eligible to take the board certification examinations in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Applicants come from varied backgrounds. Some are individuals who have recently completed their pediatric residency (within the past five years), and others are later career pediatricians seeking additional training or a career shift focused on psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Build on your pediatric knowledge and skills!
Learn psychiatric assessment and interventions!
Become board eligible for general and child psychiatry in just 3 years!

To date, four programs offer the training program and the training is in high demand.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.


Case Western Reserve Hospital
Training Director: Mary Gabriel, MD
Academic Education Coordinator: Sarah Spurbeck
Phone: 216-844-3658
Fax: 216-844-4741

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Training Director: Amy Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Phone: 215-590-1108

Medical College of Georgia
Training Director: Sandra Sexson, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry
Coordinator: Rebekah Goble: 706-721-6699

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Training Director: Jyotsna Ranga, MD
Program Coordinator: Saundra Pirtle
Phone: 901-448-5954