Child and Adult Psychiatry Combined Track
The Child and Adult Psychiatry Combined Track was initiated in 2018 and allows applicants to match at the same time into both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.
This track is co-directed by Adam Brenner, M.D., the Program Director for Adult Psychiatry, and Kathlene Trello-Rishel, M.D., the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
Adult Psychiatry training is typically 4 years long but can be shortened to 3 years if the resident is moving on to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training, which is 2 years. This “fast tracking” results in completion of both Adult and Child/Adolescent training in a total of 5 years. The combined track option allows applicants to match into both programs on a “fast track” simultaneously.
The benefit of this option is that applicants who are certain their future will include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry do not need another cycle of applications and interviews in 3 years. An additional advantage to the combined track is the opportunity for a more integrated and longitudinal approach to both adult and child outpatient experiences.
Psychiatrists who graduate from a Child and Adult Psychiatry Combined Track are qualified to treat children, adolescents, and the full range of adult patients. They are our most flexible providers and thus also an ideal way to address Texas’ psychiatry workforce needs.