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Psychiatry Residency Research Program Child & Adolescent Research Track

Child & Adolescent Research Track

The six-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician–Scientist Research Track at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an integrated residency program that develops innovative research leaders in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Graduating medical students who are committed to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry with significant research experience are encouraged to participate in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician–Scientist Research Track. This track is offered through NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry.

The program promotes early clinical involvement in child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics with dedicated research time increasing throughout residency. Trainees complete graduate coursework in research methods and can earn a MS in Clinical Investigations with concentrations in translational research, health innovations, and therapy. In addition to dedicated research time over the six years, residents are fully trained and graduate as both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry clinicians.

Throughout the program, child and adolescent psychiatry researchers receive mentorship and are paired with research faculty to conduct the entirety of their research work. They are also fully guided through their adult and child training with dedicated clinical supervisors. By the end of training, this program produces child and adolescent research scientists who are fully capable of embarking on a combined research and clinical career of their choice.

Track Application Process

To apply to this program, please use the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). Please note this track has its own dedicated match number. Competitive applicants are invited to complete a supplemental application to be considered for an interview.

Track Schedule

The breakdown by year of training is as follows:

Year One

Rotations include internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric and adult emergency medicine and ambulatory care, adult psychiatry Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), inpatient adult psychiatry, and two and a half months of research.

Year Two

The second year consists of inpatient child psychiatry (Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, run by the New York State Office of Mental Health), inpatient adult psychiatry, pediatric and adult consultation–liaison work, and four months of research.

Year Three

Rotations take place three days per week in outpatient adult psychiatry and two days per week of research.

Year Four

Year four consists of child psychiatry CPEP, four months of inpatient child psychiatry (NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Child Psychiatry), and six months of research.

Year Five

Rotations are three days per week in outpatient child psychiatry and two days per week of research, along with interspersed school consultation and child-based forensic experience.

Year Six

Year six consists of one day per week of outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry and four days per week dedicated to research.

Contact Us

For questions about this program, please contact Aaron O. Reliford, MD, director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician–Scientist Research Track, at