The University of Kentucky offers a child and adolescent integrated track. This program is a five-year integrated program that features three years of general psychiatry followed by two years of fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry.
The first three years of this track allow up to two months of primary care training in pediatrics and at least one month of child neurology. This early focus on pediatrics leads to an early focus on development and to having a family focus. Early mentorship by child and adolescent faculty members also contributes to engagement. Opportunities to treat transition age youth and adolescents begin as early as the PGY-2 year.
Upon completion of the Integrated Child and Adolescent Program, the resident is prepared to provide competent evaluations and appropriate treatment to children, adolescents and adults with psychiatric disorders and their families.
Residents have a chance to work together and with other general psychiatry interns, triple board and pediatric interns.
Marian Swope, MD
Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Sandra D Batsel-Thomas, MD
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program