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Child and Youth Psychiatry

Welcome to Queen’s University’s Residency training Program in Child & Youth Psychiatry! 

Queen’s University, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Youth Psychiatry is now accepting applications for the Residency Program in Child & Youth Psychiatry for the 2021-2022 academic year.


The Queen’s University Child &Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) subspecialty training program is approved by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. The two-year comprehensive training program adheres to the RCPSC training requirements and offers a broad spectrum of clinical, scholarly and research and community collaboration experience. The clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatry within a multidisciplinary team (MDT) model. There are dedicated outpatient clinics for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Eating Disorders and Urgent Psychiatric Consult Care.

We have very strong collaborative relationships with our community partners (community mental health agencies in Brockville, Belleville, Smiths Falls, and Kingston), local school boards, child protection agencies, family health teams, primary care physicians and pediatricians.

The program has allied health professionals consisting of experienced psychologists, social workers, behavior therapists and occupational therapist who offer a full range of individual and group psychotherapies; Dialectal Behaviour Therapy, Family Therapy, CBT, Positive Parenting, anxiety, social skills, self-regulation, organizational skills, temper and managing powerful emotions groups.

Our academic program offers one half days every alternate Friday and covers the curriculum as listed with the RCPSC, presented by psychiatrists and MDT members. These have received much appreciation by the residents.

The residents are encouraged and have the opportunity to participate in CAP specific journal clubs and Grand Rounds. We are very supportive of research and encourage the residents to develop their individualized scholarly plan. The residents are encouraged to work with the Program Director and their (Academic advisors) to discuss and tailor their training to meet their needs to enable them to graduate as competent clinicians.

In order to apply for the Residency Program in Child & Youth Psychiatry, an individual must be a physician who:

  1. Has completed either the 4th or 5th year of Psychiatry training with a FRCPC in Psychiatry or equivalent.
  2. Is licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to practice medicine or will be eligible for a license by June 30, 2021.

Application Deadline:
All application documents must be received before midnight on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Interviews for the Residency Program in Child & Youth Psychiatry at Queen’s University will take place between October 5, 2020 – October 18, 2020.

Successful candidates will be notified on November 1, 2020 and will have until 2:00 pm EST on November 5, 2020 to respond either accepting or declining the offer.

Application Process:
The applicant should submit:

  1. A brief letter of intent outlining
    • The desire to apply for the Residency Program in Child & Youth Psychiatry at Queen’s University
    • Career plan and how the Residency Program in Child & Youth Psychiatry at Queen’s University will help to further this plan
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Letter of good standing from the current Psychiatry Residency Program Director, if in a residency program. If already completed residency training, the applicant should arrange for a letter from their Department Head or equivalent, or from a past Residency Program Director if their training ended less than five years ago
  4. Two letters of reference from a Child & Youth psychiatrist

Submission of the Application:

Applications may be submitted either on paper or electronically via e-mail, but must be received by the deadline.

Applications should be sent to:
Krista Robertson, Secretary
Queen’s University, Department of Psychiatry
752 King Street West
Kingston, ON K7L 4X3
Via email to Krista Robertson:
For further information or to discuss your application, please feel free to contact Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Program Director.