Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program at Brown Alpert Medical School!
Our program offers the unique integration of an unparalleled clinical training setting, a deep commitment to the integrated treatment of the psychological, behavioral, and somatic manifestations of mental illness, an enormously productive research program, and a culture of warmth and collegiality.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program enables trainees to develop competency in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional, physical, and developmental problems. Trainees develop their clinical skills while caring for patients from diverse backgrounds at Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first hospital dedicated solely to child and adolescent psychiatry, and at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only pediatric hospital. Clinical rotations are arranged in an orderly progression of increasing responsibility over the two years and are supplemented by courses, seminars and both individual and small group supervision. Our weekly didactic seminars (via a full protected academic day each week) emphasize core aspects of the field, including neuroscience and evidence-based medicine treatment, as well critical aspects of psychotherapy. A large faculty of academic clinicians and scientists affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior provides supportive supervision and mentorship that lead to the creation of lifelong professional relationships. The Brown Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, along with Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, also makes an ongoing commitment to advancing social justice, structural competence, cultural humility, and anti-racism throughout our training programs, hospitals, and community. The fellowship program is dedicated to ensuring the cultivation of these skills and values in our trainees, as well as empowering them to be advocates and forces of change.
In addition to offering strong clinical training and research opportunities, the Brown Child Psychiatry program offers a minimal call schedule in the livable, affordable, and exciting city of Providence with ready access to beaches, quaint rural New England, and the urban centers of Boston and New York. Graduates of our program have gone on to pursue thriving careers in diverse practice locations and have also assumed leadership roles around the country in teaching, research, and administration.