Child/Adolescent Residency

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The child and adolescent residency program at Michigan State University is unlike any other in the country. The program is a unique blend of academic and community-based institutions. We are a university-based program training residents in health care institutions in Lansing and nearby communities and are the third child and adolescent program in the state.

Our inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry rotation is done in cooperation with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. We utilize multiple community health care facilities including Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Center, Eaton County Family Drug Court, and others to help our residents learn how to treat complex psychopathology in children and adolescents.

Our residents learn in close association with five full-time child and adolescent psychiatry faculty members and a number of community-based faculty members. Our graduates are heavily represented in mid-size and smaller communities throughout Michigan.

MSU is the only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic and osteopathic physicians, as well as veterinarians. As the university extends the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine to new areas of the state, MSU will be among the largest universities in the United States in terms of the number of medical school graduates.

The Department of Psychiatry is a jointly administered department of the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program is dually accredited by ACGME and the American Osteopathic Association. If you would like to learn more about this program, contact madhvi.richards@hc.msu.edu.

Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Madhvi Richards, MD
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Highlights

Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

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