Combined Child Program

UNM is now offering an exciting Combined General Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program up to two categorical residents per year! These residents would officially be matching into the UNM General Psychiatry Program, but being selected into this program would allow for much more in the way of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry experiences in the first three years of General Psychiatry training. Such experiences include but are not limited to substituting pediatrics for internal medicine, establishing child research mentorship early on, the opportunity to take on child psychotherapy cases in adult training with child supervision, inclusion into the child fellowship program and additional trainings and opportunities through the child fellowship program, 1 month of inpatient child psychiatry, 1 month of a selective in child psychiatry, child psychiatry experiences in the community, a year-long experience in outpatient child psychiatry, and the opportunity to take a multitude of child electives (including but not limited to school-based health, juvenile justice, preschool clinic, developmental disabilities and autism, adolescent addiction, group/family/individual psychotherapy, pediatric psychosomatic medicine, infant and peripartum mental health, and disruptive behavior clinic).  


Upon completion of 3 or 4 years of General Psychiatry residency (per resident choice), the residents in the Combined Program would then be guaranteed a position in the UNM Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. This decision would not be binding, but applicants in the program would be encouraged to stay at the University of New Mexico to complete their Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship if possible. The total length of the combined program is 5 years, and successful graduates would be board eligible in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry upon completion of the Combined Program.


Please feel free to direct any questions about the program to Andrea Brito, Program Coordinator for the UNM Psychiatry Residency program. We look forward to hearing from you!