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Child / Adolescent Psychiatric Care

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child Psychiatry Training Program
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Bldg TU3
Rm. 218
713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-3175
Fax: 315 464-3202
Name: Kelly Martini, Program Administrator
Email: [email protected]

How to Apply

Interested in this program? All applications are now being accepted exclusively through ERAS. Interviews begin in September and continue through December of the year prior to anticipated entry into the program.

     apply today!     

Eric MacMaster, M.D.
Dr. Eric MacMaster
Training 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.

What Makes Our Program Unique

  • Diagnostic Consultation Teams with group observation through video-cam.
  • SuperGroup (counter-transference and group case discussion) for the Fellows.
  • Telepsychiatry Service opportunities to underserved outpatient facilities in NYS. 
  • Research opportunities through individual faculty projects or the SUNY Psychiatry Centers for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Psychiatric Neuroimaging.

Additional Unique Program Benefits

  • We value the importance of therapeutic interventions, providing ample opportunity for exposure to diverse psychotherapy modalities.
  • The training rotations are not service oriented. Education and learning are always prioritized.
  • No mandatory in-house call. At home phone-call is scheduled for a 1 week block every 6 weeks.
  • After hours moonlighting opportunities are available.
  • We believe in fostering creativity and passion in our work and encourage Fellows to pursue their interests, whether that be through scholarly work or on elective time.
  • We value our community and offer multiple opportunities to interface with them, either through clinical rotations or other community outreach.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Psychiatry at Upstate is committed to embracing diversity by treating everyone with respect and dignity. Our department culture values faculty, staff and patients of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, age, and physical and cognitive ability. Consistent with the combined missions of the College of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry, one of our primary goals is to attract and cultivate a dynamic and culturally sensitive faculty and staff that exemplifies, promotes and celebrates diversity.