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.
Track residents will still get exposure to the full range of diverse training opportunities that our general psychiatry program has to offer. In addition, residents will have the following:
Weekly mentorship by our child/adolescent faculty who bring their expertise from various institutions across the country
A larger proportion of child/adolescent psychiatry rotations in the first 3 years of training in comparison to the traditional track
Off Service Options
Pediatric neurology and pediatric medicine instead of adult rotations for the medicine & neurology months required during the PGY-1 year
How to Apply:
Interested students should apply for both the Combined Track and the general residency track through ERAS. Candidates will be interviewed this fall by our Program Directors from the general residency and the Child and Adolescent Fellowship programs.
Our residents have the opportunity to learn about child/adolescent psychiatry through the following services in our department:
A 14-bed inpatient child psychiatry unit for children 13 years old or younger
A 30-bed inpatient adolescent psychiatry unit for adolescents 14-17 years old
A year-long child/adolescent psychiatry clinic for PGY-2 residents that runs one afternoon/week
A child/adolescent partial hospital program during the day Monday-Friday
A child/adolescent intensive outpatient program that runs 2-3 nights/week
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
FLEX, a program for children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD
A partial hospital program for adolescents with eating disorders
A dual diagnosis program for adolescents with comorbid substance use disorders and mental health difficulties
Consultation/liaison service that provides evaluation and treatment for patients in our Loma Linda University Medical Center’s pediatric emergency department and pediatric hospital.
Research being conducted by our child/adolescent psychiatry faculty