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Second Year
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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Second Year

During the second year of training, fellows consolidate their experience, further define their interests while broadening and deepening their ability to treat child/adolescent patients. This curriculum includes core didactics in child development, advanced psychopharmacology, journal club and an advanced seminar under intense faculty supervision, which culminates in a senior paper.

Supervision in the second year continues with three outpatient supervisors, service attendings on each rotation, as well as on-site supervision by faculty at each of the consultative sites. In addition to continued mentorship, the supervisory faculty is able to help the second year fellow transition from their trainee status to that of their new role as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Second year fellows rotate for three months in a child and adolescent day treatment program and three months in an adolescent inpatient unit, both part of the  New York City Children's Center-Bronx Campus (NYCC-Bronx Campus). For the other six months of the second year, fellows rotate on our consultation rotations:

  • The Kennedy Center, where fellows receive extensive training in treating Developmental Disorders, such as autism
  •  Bronx High School of Science and PS 8, where fellows treat high school students and evaluate elementary school students
  • Montefiore Behavioral Health Integration Program, a nationally known integrated mental health program in the pediatric primary care setting of MMG, where fellows work in an embedded pediatric site to provide consultation to primary care pediatricians  on family issues in an attachment-based treatment format
  • Fordham University at the College Mental Health Service.
  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Service
  • Family Court

These consultation blocks have the goal of expanding the experience of the fellowship into the consultative role of the child psychiatrist and exposing fellows to additional clinical opportunities or cutting edge research.

In order to ensure a continuity of care experience, fellows continue to see their outpatients from the first year in the outpatient clinic for 1.5 days a week.

There is an opportunity for elective research in the second year, and fellows continue to provide long-term psychotherapy and medication management in their outpatient work.

SECOND YEAR CURRICULUM: DIDACTIC

During the second year of training, the curriculum includes core didactics in child development, advanced psychopharmacology, journal club and an advanced seminar under intense faculty supervision, which culminates in a senior paper.

The curriculum of the second year further supports the year’s clinical experience in inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry, school consultation, forensic child psychiatry and continued outpatient child/adolescent psychiatry.

Fellows also have research opportunities. A cornerstone of the second year is the preparation of a senior paper, under the mentorship of a faculty member.  Fellows participate in a class given by the Directors of Training, which supports the research and writing of this paper. As a culmination of the second year, fellows present their papers to the entire faculty and fellowship at a luncheon in their honor.