A Triple Boarder Is…

  • Interested in children and family health
  • Fascinated by the interactions between physical health, mental health, and community/environmental factors
  • Excited to learn from faculty trained in at least three different disciplines
  • Eager to take on the challenge of a combined training program and lifelong learning
  • Committed to becoming the best physician possible

Triple board combined training integrates pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child psychiatry.  At the end of training, residents are board-eligible in all three disciplines.  Triple board training transcends the traditional boundaries of pediatrics and psychiatry, and provides a foundation for providing holistic care to youth and families. 

Graduates of combined training work in a variety of settings, including clinical care, academia, public policy, advocacy, and research.

What is Triple Board Training?

Residents in 5-year combined Triple Board residency programs train for 2 years in pediatrics, 1 ½ years in adult psychiatry, and 1 ½ years in child and adolescent psychiatry. The rotation schedule varies by each specific program.

The Post-Pediatric Portal (PPP) is a 3-year combined training program in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Physicians who have completed an ACGME-accredited pediatric residency are eligible to apply. Upon successful completion of the PPP program, graduates are eligible to take the board certification examinations in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Both Triple Board and PPP are approved and overseen by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Program requirements can be accessed here.

Triple Board Post Pediatric Portal Summit 2018, University of Pittsburgh

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