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Patient Population

Interns receiving training on the Child Track will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients representing diverse training experiences. The patient population available for training experiences includes:

  • Age range from birth to elderly (i.e., caregivers); male and female patients; inpatients (Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service) and outpatients
  • Diversity of ethnic, cultural backgrounds (e.g., African-American, Asian, Vietnamese, Hispanic, Latino(a), Caucasian, French, multiethnic, etc.)
  • Diversity of religious and spiritual backgrounds (e.g., Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Unitarian, etc.)
  • Wide range of DSM disorders seen in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Maltreated infants, toddlers, children and adolescents (neglect, physical and sexual abuse cases) (Infant Mental Health site)
  • Legally adjudicated patients and forensically-related cases (Infant Mental Health site)
  • Medically ill and neurologically-impaired patients (Pediatric Psychology site)