Residency Training Program

Combined Adult/Child Psychiatry Program

Codirectors: Sheldon Benjamin, MD, and Mary Ahn, MD

The combined program in Adult and Child psychiatry is a five-year program in which the first year of child psychiatry training is substituted for the PGY-IV year. Residents may match for a position in this program or apply in their PGY-III year. Combined child interns do 6 months of pediatrics (residents are allowed to choose their rotations and electives) instead of adult medicine, and do one of their 3 neurology months as pediatric neurology. In the PGY-II year, combined child residents may spend their selective inpatient month on one of the UMass adolescent psychiatry services, Neuropsychiatric Disabilities Unit, or Child Psychiatry Consult Service, if desired. Combined child residents are excused from child psychiatry in the PGY-III year and are allowed to do a longitudinal adult outpatient psychiatry elective equivalent to two months full time work. This program accommodates up to two residents per year.