Post Pediatric Portal Program

Since  2007 the Post Pediatric Portal program has provided training in general and child/adolescent psychiatry for Board Eligible and Board Certified pediatricians who decide to retrain in psychiatry. The Portal Project provides a 36-month training experience that meets the requirements for Board Certification in both general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. The sponsoring institution, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC), is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has 844 licensed beds and 544 staffed beds. At this time, there are two training positions per year. Recruitment for next year's class is currently underway.

Under the auspices of this project, the training program for general psychiatry and the fellowship program for child and adolescent psychiatry work together to provide a training experience for graduates of residencies in pediatrics, designed to meet the requirements as set forth by the RRC for eligibility for both general and child/adolescent psychiatry board certification.

For the first year of training the Portal residents fulfill their requirements for inpatient general and child/adolescent psychiatry, as well as their required training in consultation/liaison for adults and for children and adolescents. All training is done with the residents and fellows who are participating in the traditional training tracks. The second and third years of training are focused on outpatient care, both adult and child/adolescent.

Didactics during the first 18 months are with the general psychiatry residents. During the second 18 months the Portal resident participates in the didactics for the child and adolescent fellows.

Supervision is provided according to the standards of both the general psychiatry and child/adolescent fellowship. The on call responsibilities are divided equally between the general and child/adolescent program, with first twelve months on adult psychiatry call and second twelve months on child/adolescent call.  For the third year the portal residents have no call.

Program Overview

Fellowship Year 1

4 Months
5 Months
1 Month
2 Months
1 Month

Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rainbow Babies, CMC

Inpatient General Psychiatry (Geriatric psychiatry 1 month) CMC/VAMC

Adult Neurology CMC

Consultation-Liaison CMC

Addiction Psychiatry CMC

Fellowship Years 2 and 3

>50% total
Community Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (40%)
Child Psychiatry Clinic (20%)
Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic (40%)

Forensic Psychiatry

Pediatric Neurology

Emergency Psychiatry

School Assessment

Intensive Outpatient — Adult

Residential Treatment — Developmentally Disabled

How to Apply

For more detailed information about this program, please contact:

Mary Gabriel, M.D. | (216) 844-2400
Kate Kilbane, Academic Education Coordinator 
Department of Psychiatry
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
W.O. Walker Center – Suite 8107
10524 Euclid Avenue | 8th Floor | Cleveland, Ohio 44106
phone: 216.844.3658 | fax: 216.844.4741 |