Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency
How to Apply


General psychiatry residents may apply during their third year of training in order to begin child and adolescent psychiatry in the fourth post-graduate year. Candidates who have completed four years of general psychiatry training are also welcomed to apply.

Selection Process

Selection of residents is based on the content of the application, letters of recommendation, and a day of interviews with residents and faculty of the program. The interviews provide an opportunity for the candidates to gain further knowledge of the training program and the institutional resources and allow the faculty to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. Psychological mindedness, character, demonstrated interest in child and adolescent psychiatry, interpersonal skills and communication skills are taken into consideration.

Application Process

Starting in 2014 we are accepting applications via ERAS. We require 3 letters of recommendation, one of which needs to be from your training director plus two additional letters. All applicants must meet the basic ACGME criteria for entry into a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program.

The following items are required to be submitted as part of the application:

  • Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Visa (J1)
  • Certificates
  • USMLE Scores (must have passed Step 1, 2, & 3)
  • Medical School diploma, transcripts and Dean's letter
  • Verification of Training Form completed by your PD

Application Forms

Graduate Medical Education

Contact Information

Inquiries and applications for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program should be sent to:

Meredith Waterman
Administrative Program Coordinator
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program
Institute of Living - Braceland Building #134
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone and Voicemail: 860.545.7746
Fax: 860.545.7186

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