Triple Board Program: Pediatrics,
General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Triple Board Program is a five-year program that combines educational opportunities in Pediatrics, General (Adult) Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. It prepares the trainee to be board-certified in all three fields. The first two years of residency are dedicated to Pediatrics, with the final three years focused on Adult, Family, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Our program has two positions each year through the categorical match of the NRMP. 


Ours is among the only Triple Board Programs nationally with sequential training in the 3 specialties. Residents begin with 2 years of Pediatrics to develop an identity as a pediatrician first. A five-year pediatrics continuity clinic follows the resident throughout training. The PGY-3 and 4 years features general adult, young adult, college mental health, and family psychiatry. The last 18 months of training (PGY-4 and 5) are devoted to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry training, while maintaining 3 adult / family psychotherapy cases, and the half-day pediatrics continuity clinic.  

Strong clinical, research, advocacy, and policy opportunities within the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics are a unique feature as well, with many opportunities for connections across the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford University. 

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