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Child & Adolescent Residency Program - Details


The curriculum focuses on integrating the resident's clinical responsibilities with current knowledge. The curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by faculty and residents.



First Year

  • Normal Child and Adolescent Development
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Indicated Treatments
  • Therapies (Individual, Family, Group, Behavioral & Medication)
  • Psychologic Assessment
  • Research
  • Clinical Case Conference


Second Year

  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Schools and School Consultation
  • Law and Child Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Transition to Practice
  • Clinical Case Conference



Clinical Rotations

First Year
Inpatient West Oaks Hospital Full-time four months
Outpatient Clinic Part-time all year
Pre-School Clinic Half day per week for 8 months
Diagnostic Evaluations Half day per week for 8 months
Consult Liaison Part-time for 8 months
Developmental Disorders Clinic Half day per week for 8 months

Second Year
Consult Liaison Part-time all year
Diagnostic Evaluations Half day per week all year
Outpatient Clinic Part-time all year
Telepsychiatry Clinic One day per week all year
School Consultation Half day per week for 2 months
Pediatric Neurology Half day per week for 4 months
Juvenile Justice Half day per week for 4 months
Foster Care Half day per week for 4 months
Electives Part-time all year



The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has a full range of clinical settings available for teaching. The child and adolescent inpatient units at West Oaks Hospital offer comprehensive psychiatric care. The outpatient clinics in Galveston and Webster serve as the primary clinic for the local mental health district as well as private clinic services. Two pediatric hospitals, UTMB John Sealy Hospital and Shriners Burns Institute offer diverse cases for consultation. Rotations in juvenile justice, developmental disorders, telepsychiatry, school consultation, and foster care clinics provide opportunities to work with a variety of other professionals and disciplines



Residents receive bi-monthly evaluations from their clinical rotation and outpatient therapy supervisors. Residents participate in both the General and Child and Adolescent PRITEs. Clinical skills are assessed using direct observation in diagnostic evaluations and outpatient therapy. Residents learn evidence based practice skills with case conference presentations of critical issues.


Resident Salary and Benefits

Effective July 1, 2014 annual stipends are:

PGY-4 $53,062
PGY-5 $55,946
Residents also receive $500.00 annually for professional development.



The program participates in the Child Psychiatry Specialty Match through the NRMP and applications can be submitted through ERAS.

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