Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training

 

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Consultation to Community Systems of Care Elective Sites MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center (Elective Rotation)

The MGH Chelsea Health Center is a multispecialty full service health center. There is a very close relationship between mental health and pediatrics.

The mental health clinic population consists of an even mixture of males and females, majority Latino, with an age distribution from age 3 to 18 years of age at presentation. There is an even distribution of treatment naive children and adolescents, and those seeking expert consultation, following treatment by hospitalization, primary care providers, or affiliated neurology. Consultation typically involves children and adolescents with complex co-morbidities, and those refractory to multiple prior medications. Any child or adolescent with a MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center affiliate pediatrician may be seen in the clinic. Presenting complaints are varied, from very young children with ADHD and/or aggression, to adolescents with depression, substance abuse, psychosis; PTSD and Bi-Polar Illness.

Faculty consists of 1 half time and one full-time child psychiatrists. Dr. Sejal Segal has been on-site since her graduation from the MGH/McLean Hospital Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is the contact/director--- for this clinical service.

Residents spend 1-2 hours weekly in meeting directly with child psychiatrists, discussing clinical care in the community setting, documentation and monitoring of patients. Fellows also discuss essential communication with primary care providers, means of addressing the critical shortage of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Residents have the opportunity of participating in a range of ouside activities in schools, courts and community services.

MGH Revere Healthcare Center (Elective Rotation)

The MGH Revere Health Center is a multispecialty full service health center. There is a very close relationship between mental health and pediatrics.

The mental health clinic population consists of an even mixture of males and females, majority Caucasian, with an age distribution from age 3 to 18 years of age at presentation. There is an even distribution of treatment naive children and adolescents, and those seeking expert consultation, following treatment by hospitalization, primary care providers, or affiliated neurology. Consultation typically involves children and adolescents with complex co-morbidities, and those refractory to multiple prior medications. Any child or adolescent with a MGH Revere Healthcare Center affiliate pediatrician may be seen in the clinic. Presenting complaints are varied, from very young children with ADHD and/or aggression, to adolescents with depression, substance abuse, psychosis; PTSD and Bi-Polar Illness.

Residents spend 1-2 hours weekly in meeting directly with child psychiatrists, discussing clinical care in the community setting, documentation and monitoring of patients. Fellows also discuss essential communication with primary care providers, means of addressing the critical shortage of child and adolescent psychiatry.