Program Philosophy

Ursano, Amy

The mission of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program is to educate the next generation of leaders in the field of child mental health. We anticipate that our graduates will pursue careers across the spectrum of clinical, teaching, and research settings.

UNC Child Psychiatry residents train in a supervised and supportive environment. Our faculty members are approachable and readily available for mentorship, consultation, and research collaboration. Our training provides residents with a balanced, broad-based biological, psychological, and social foundation in their approach to children and families with mental illness. We feel expertise in psychotherapy is essential to the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. We provide three (3) hours of individual supervision a week to ensure this goal is met.

UNC Child and Adolescent Psychiatry applicants come from all over the country with a variety of backgrounds and interests. There are five positions available each year on a competitive basis. Residents typically apply in the fall of their PGY-3 year of General Psychiatry training. As of 2013, UNC will participate in the National Residency Matching Program. Please click here for details and a timeline of the process.

Amy Ursano, M.D.
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program