In collaboration with our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program, we are offering a combined track! This Combined Track is designed for applicants with a strong commitment to pursuing child and adolescent psychiatry training after general residency. It affords the benefit of condensing what would normally be a 4-year residency and a 2-year fellowship into only 5 years. Residents who match into the Combined Track will have a guaranteed spot in our Fellowship Program upon completion of the first three years of general residency in good standing.

Current Combined CAP Track Residents:

  • Meghana Darmaraju, DO

  • Amanda Khalil, MD

  • Kaitlyn Hurd, MD

  • Maria Shibatsuji, MD

  • Adriana Alvarez, MD

  • Christopher Garabet, MD

Wealth of CAP Resources

42 inpatient CAP beds
CL psych service covering LLU Children's Hospital
Powerful outpatient resources (see below)

Focused Rotations

More child/adolescent psychiatry rotations in the first 3 years; pediatric neurology and pediatric medicine instead of adult rotations during PGY-1 offservice months


Weekly mentorship by our child/adolescent faculty who bring their expertise from various institutions across the country

In addition to robust inpatient resources above, our residents and fellows are exposed to a wide range of potent outpatient CAP exposure, including clinic, IOP, and PHP:

  • Child Clinic: A year-long child/adolescent psychiatry clinic for PGY-2 residents that runs one afternoon/week
  • Dual Diagnosis: program for adolescents with comorbid substance use disorders and mental health difficulties
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs: child/adolescent PHP daily Monday-Friday
  • Evening IOP: A child/adolescent intensive outpatient program that runs 2-3 nights/week
  • FLEX: a program for children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD
  • FREEDOM: a partial hospital program for adolescents with eating disorders
  • MEND: an intensive outpatient program for children and adolescents with chronic medical issues and comorbid mood symptoms and/or family system difficulties
  • SHIELD: an intensive outpatient program for children and adolescents with self-injurious behaviors such as cutting

How to Apply:
Interested students should apply to both the Combined Track and the General Psychiatry Track through ERAS. Candidates will be interviewed each fall by program directors from both the General Residency and the CAP fellowship.