The child and adolescent psychiatry training program at Northwell Health admits 10 fellows annually.  Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry residency training program through PGY-3 or PGY-4, and be either licensed in New York state or eligible for a license.

Interested applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which allows applications starting July 1. 

Essential application information:

  • Curriculum vitae, with an explanation of extended gaps in employment or education
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director, along with a training verification form.
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable.
  • Applications are no longer accepted after mid-October.

Interviewing information

Completed applications with all the required documents are reviewed between July and mid-October. We extend invitations to interview with approximately 60 applicants each year.  Interview invitations are sent via ERAS. The interview dates traditionally are from early October to the early December. 

Interview lodging

The program does not pay for your lodging. However, there are a variety of hotels in the area surrounding the hospital. For a listing of nearby hotels, please visit our visitor information page.

For additional information please direct your questions to Program Director Richard Pleak, MD, or Kathy Pignatelli, program coordinator.

Kathy Pignatelli
Program Coordinator, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program
Zucker Hillside Hospital, Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Phone: (718) 470-4834
Fax: (718) 470-4678
E-mail: [email protected]

Richard R. Pleak, MD
Director of Education & Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Zucker Hillside Hospital, Ambulatory Care Pavilion
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Phone: (718) 470-4834
Fax: (718) 470-4678
E-mail: [email protected]

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