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Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell offers a two-year program to 10 fellows per year at Zucker Hillside Hospital.

The Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cohen Children's Medical Center trains psychiatrists to understand, relate to, and treat the complex emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and teens. The United States is facing a shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists. As of 2013, there were only 8,300 to treat more than 15 million children and teens in need of the special expertise of child and adolescent psychiatrists. The faculty and staff at Zucker Hillside are committed to addressing this shortfall through the development of exceptional clinicians in this field.

The program works closely with the psychiatry, developmental and behavioral pediatrics program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The advantages of training and educating fellows in child and adolescent psychiatry in our child-centered psychiatric facilities and our full-range pediatric hospital are great. Fellows are exposed on a daily basis to professionals who have devoted themselves to the care of children/adolescents and families at risk. The fellow's growing identity as a child psychiatrist is nurtured in a setting that is richly informative and supportive. Zucker Hillside Hospital includes a very large Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic and a 22-bed Adolescent Inpatient Unit, housed in a modern inpatient pavilion which includes a state-of-the-art ECT Suite.

We address the many mental health needs of the communities we serve by providing exceptional psychological services and behavioral health resources.

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This department serves as a resource to facilitate accreditation of programs as well as recruitment and on-boarding of residents and fellows.

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