Triple Board Residency Program

Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Program Overview

The Stanford Triple Board Residency Program attracts a diverse group of medical students who seek a combined residency that prepares them to become clinicians, scholars and advocates who will take leadership roles in Academic Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Clinical Practice, Research, Teaching, and Public Service. Residents cultivate a professional identity that promotes mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan, as they learn how to assess, formulate, and treat pediatric and psychiatric conditions, from the simple to the complex. 

Each of the component programs [Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry] is based on the principles of developmental sciences and developmental psychopathology. This theoretical framework views human development and its disturbances as flowing from the complex and reciprocal interactions between the family, biology, and the broader cultural, social, and physical environments. The clinical sites are centered at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Hospital, with rotations through allied agencies in the communities of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, and elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, and these varied sites afford residents opportunities to work within multiple systems.

We strive to champion justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within our training programs and broader community through reflection, action, and an authentic appreciation of each other.  We also strive to optimize the health and well-being of our Triple Board Residents by creating supportive clinical and learning environments that encourage individual growth and professional identity formation. Our culturally diverse patient population and sub-specialty programming in both hospital-based and community settings prepares residents to manage the most challenging clinical presentations.

Our 5-year training program accepts 2 residents each year and includes:

  • 2 years of Pediatrics
  • 18 months of General Psychiatry
  • 18 months of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry






General Psychiatry


1/2 General Psychiatry

1/2 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

*PGY4, 6 months of General Psychiatry is followed by 6 months of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Graduates of the Stanford Triple Board Residency Program are board-eligible in the three disciplines of Pediatrics, General [Adult] Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. They are prepared to practice in any combination of them, and their diverse training experiences enable them to provide complex care in integrated and collaborative care settings across the lifespan. Graduates choose careers at the interface of psychiatry and pediatrics in academic and hospital settings, public psychiatry, community mental health, and private / group practice. Inpatient and outpatient consult-liaison work (including psychiatric access programs), school psychiatry, university mental health, and integrated behavioral health settings are but a few of the many career paths that Triple Board graduates pursue. Nationally, Triple Board residents are often in positions of leadership within the first 5 years of graduating. 

Triple Board Residency and Department Leadership

Shashank V. Joshi, MD, FAAP, DFAACAP
Program Director, Triple Board Residency

Sallie G. De Golia, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Program Director, General Psychiatry Residency

Carrie Rassbach, MD, MA Ed
Associate Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Ola Golovinsky, MS
Program Manager,
Triple Board Residency, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training

Carrie Johnson, MBA
Education Program Manager,
Pediatric Residency 

Mario Mercurio
Education Programs Manager,
General Psychiatry Residency 

Laura Roberts, MD, MA
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Alan K. Louie, MD
Associate Chair – Director of Education
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Message from Shashank Joshi, Triple Board Residency Program Director

Bringing a Triple Board Program to Stanford has been a 24-year dream.

I am privileged to have served in different aspects of Stanford CAP Program leadership for over 20 years. Having grown up as a doctor across 3 institutions in Texas, New York and California, I have learned that the strength of any educational program lies in the camaraderie and connection among its trainees and their engagement with faculty. Residents and Fellows who actively participate in their educational, scholarly, and clinical opportunities here tend to have the greatest sense of fulfillment and well-being. As a program leadership team, we have learned that education is strongest when accounting for individual differences while pursuing common goals. As a Professor, I am part of the diverse tapestry of academic activities among Stanford University faculty. It has been so fulfilling to introduce students, residents and fellows to my interests in school mental health, suicide prevention, teaching and mentoring, professional development, and cultural psychiatry.

The highest priority of our Triple Board Training Program is to prepare trainees for leadership roles in academic psychiatry and pediatrics, clinical practice and public service. As such, we provide many opportunities to develop leadership skills through participating in scholarly opportunities, seminars, faculty engagement, and national meetings. Regardless of their career choices, we believe that all Residents must be thoroughly trained, first and foremost, as clinicians. Our mentor guided scholarly blocks throughout training is unique among Triple Board programs nationally, as is our 5-year Pediatrics continuity clinic experience, and allows for deep exploration in specific topics of interest to Residents. 

How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program. Find out how to apply here!


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