Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child Psychiatry Training Program
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
Rm. 219, 713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-3175
Fax: 315 464-3202
Name: Kelly Martini, Program Coordinator
Email: MartiniK@upstate.edu
Dr. Wanda Fremont
Dr. Wanda Fremont
Clinic Director

Program Overview

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has enormous potential to realize and engage the child and family in their resiliencies and strengths early on in development. At the SUNY Upstate Medical University Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training Program, we work hard to keep our program focus broad, dynamic and varied in approach to the unique needs of each child, adolescent, and their families within the community.

Our training program is fully accredited by the A.C.G.M.E. and provides clinical, didactic and research experiences in psychotherapy, neuropsychopharmacologic psychiatry, family systems and group therapies and is extensively involved in working with our local community services. Our program emphasizes the humanitarian and ethical issues which challenge the work we do with children, adolescents and families in our community.

Our teaching and clinical faculty and staff offer trainees a wide variety of approaches to clinical problems as well as represent an array of background experience necessary for comprehensive training and mentorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All applications are now being accepted exclusively through ERAS. Please visit:

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Interviews begin in September and continue through December of the year prior to anticipated entry into the program.

The Top Ten List of Reasons Why We Believe Our Program is Unique:

The training program offers:

  1. Medication Management and Diagnostic Consultation Teams with group observation through video-cam.
  2. 'SuperGroup' (counter-transference and group case discussion) for the Fellows-Bimonthly.
  3. Telepsychiatry Consultation Service to underserved inpatient and outpatient facilities in NYS. Many faculty members participate in this, allowing the Fellows to sit in during a consultation interview.
  4. Research opportunities through individual faculty projects or the SUNY Psychiatry Centers for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Psychiatric Neuroimaging.
  5. Extensive ongoing involvement with community supportive services all located within a 10 minute drive from the department.
  6. The training rotations are not service oriented. All programs are fully staffed by attending child psychiatrists allowing the Fellows to attend all didactics, supervision, Grand Rounds, conferences and to get deeper and broader learning experience.
  7. There is no in-house call. Fellows are on call by phone at home.
  8. Numerous moonlighting opportunities are available, after hours during the first and second year (when in good standing) as long as it does not affect fellowship performance).
  9. Individual Fellows interests and creativity is strongly encouraged and opportunity is provided for child fellows to pursue their interests during elective time.
  10. Playfulness, creativity, individuality and curiosity are highly valued qualities of trainees and attendings.