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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center offers residency training in advanced fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fully accredited by American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The affiliation with other community hospitals as part of One Brooklyn Health System (OBH) is also a valuable opportunity for Fellows to gain experience in subspecialty areas and broaden their exposure to different patient populations and treatment approaches. Full-time faculty members are assigned to provide supervision and teaching to residents during each rotation. This ensures that fellows receive personalized attention and guidance throughout their training. 






Message from The Chair, Jason Hershberger, MD:

“Welcome to Brookdale’s Psychiatry Department! At its foundation, the department is a multidisciplinary team, focused on delivering state-of-the-art behavioral health care to the people of Brooklyn, while training the next generation of providers to continue that work. It has been my distinct pleasure to nurture the faculty, staff, residents, and students of the department in pursuit of that mission because Brookdale is a place where we make a crucial difference in our patients’ lives. We strive to make that impact by coupling advances in the scientific understanding of the mind and behavior with a compassionate touch. Our patients often have incredible struggles, but we are there to help them on their path to recovery."

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program


The Brookdale Hospital Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) offers a two-year long subspecialty fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Program accepts up to 3 new fellows per academic year. We have a full set of dual board-certified faculty committed to providing supervision and training of our fellows. The fellowship program focuses on delivering care to a diverse inner-city minority population. 


The clinical experience is provided in the following settings: 


  • Inpatient Child Psychiatry


  • Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Child Emergency Psychiatry


  • Consultation-Liaison Service


  • Child Day Program / Experience in School setting


  • Well Baby Clinic 


  • Pediatric Neurology 


  • Developmental Disorder Clinic



During Fellowship training fellows learn  treatment modalities for a wide variety of mental illnesses, which include ADHD, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, First Break Psychosis, Childhood Trauma, Behavior d/o, Learning and Developmental Delays, Substance Use Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental disorders, Psychosocial and Cultural issues related to Diversity, etc.  


Our program also offers a robust weekly didactic curriculum of faculty lectures, journal club, and grand rounds.  One on one supervision, is provided by individual supervisors for medication management and psychotherapy cases assigned to the fellows. 



Application Process:


Applications for the fellowship are accepted through ERAS or via email correspondence. We participate in the NRMP match.


  • The general requirement for admission is Graduation from a medical school approved by the American Association of Medical Colleges. International medical graduates must be fully certified by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.


  • The application must have completed Step 1, 2 of USMLE


  • The applicant must have completed minimum one year of training from an ACGME program or preferably three years of general psychiatry training from an ACGME accredited program


  • If the department offers a contract to an applicant who needs a visa, they can use said contract to apply for J-1 or H1B. 



For information about the Fellowship, please contact:

Estela Nano, MS

Program Administrator/Manager  

Psychiatry Residency Training Programs 


Psychiatry Residency Training Office 

1 Brookdale Plaza, 12 CHC, Office 1240A Brooklyn, New York 11212 

Phone contact# (718) 240-5667 

Fax (718) 240-5451 





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