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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Application Process


Trainees interested in joining the NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program must meet the minimum requirements for sub-specialty training, including the completion of one year of internship and either two or three years of general psychiatry residency training. Most residents accepted to the program begin our program at the PGY-4 or PGY-5 level of postgraduate training.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must be lawfully admitted for permanent residence before they will be considered for an interview. Foreign nationals on a J1 visa are welcome to apply to our Main Program and should submit a copy of their J1 visa with their other application materials.

The Main Program is unable to support any visa other than a J1 visa. Unfortunately, candidates seeking visa sponsorship during residency are ineligible to apply to our Community and Public Psychiatry Track or our Shaffer Scholars Program in Child Psychiatry Research.


We begin to reviewing applications for the 2024-2025 application season on July 17, 2024. Of note, this 2024 recruitment season, we do not have any Community and Public Psychiatry Track positions available for the start date of July 1, 2025.

A complete application to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)* site is required and must include the following items:

  • Your application
  • Your personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation, including one from your training director and one from an attending psychiatrist who served as a direct clinical supervisor in the past year
  • Your official medical school transcript
  • An official copy of your MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation/Dean's Letter)
  • Your official USMLE score report (Steps 1, 2, 3 or Equivalent)
  • This Program Director's Verification Form Attesting to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Fellowship Eligibility. The completed form should be attached at the end of the Training Director LOR and uploaded into ERAS. Should you have difficulty uploading this form, it can be emailed directly to [email protected].

In addition to the above required by ERAS, we also require the following documents in a PDF form:

  • A copy of your medical school diploma
  • A copy of your current medical license
  • A copy of your ECFMG certificate**
  • Proof of Visa Status, if not a US Citizen. (Please note that the Main Program only sponsors J1 visas.)**

Inquiries regarding the application process should be emailed to [email protected].

*Please note: The Electronic Residency Application Service does not fully support the Safari or Microsoft Edge browsers. We recommend using either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to access ERAS.

**Items to be included by international medical graduates only

Contact Us

NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Attn: Shamila Dilmaghani, MPA, Training Program Manager