Residency & Training Programs
 

 

Residency in Geriatric Psychiatry

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The New York Medical College Residency Training Program in Geriatric Psychiatry is a one-year ACGME approved program offering comprehensive training in geriatric psychiatry.

There are four residency positions in the program, which are divided into a southern and a northern track. There are two residents in the southern track and two residents in the northern track. There are four participating institutions:

  • Hudson River Psychiatric Center (HRPC)
  • Westchester Medical Center (WMC)
  • VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (VA)
  • Kateri Residence, a nursing home in Manhattan

In both tracks, the residents have the same clinical rotations- inpatient, nursing home, outpatient, consultation, and community rotations, as well as a research experience. For the southern track residents, the inpatient, outpatient, consultation, and community rotations take place at SVCMC. Kateri Residence is the site of the nursing home rotation.

For the northern track residents, the inpatient and nursing home rotations take place at the VA, the consultation rotation occurs at WMC, the community rotation takes place at HRPC and SVCMC is the site of the outpatient rotation. The northern track residents spend four days per week for six months at the VA. During the other six-month block, they are at WMC for three days per week and HRPC for one day per week.

The residents have a similar clinical experience in both tracks, with a comparable patient case mix. All of the residents also have a supervised research experience.

All of the residents meet one day per week for most of their didactic activities, including classes, case conferences, grand rounds, and supervision. Classes include courses in pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, minority and cultural issues, ethical and legal issues,. a geriatrics seminar, electroconvulsive therapy, palliative care, a journal club, geriatric neurology, and research methodology. Case conferences include inpatient, outpatient, primary care, and geriatric medicine.

In addition to an annual salary, all resident receive a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and prescription coverage, as vacation, personal, sick days and holidays.