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Program Director Welcome

Richard J. Gersh, MD, DLFAPA Program Director
Richard J. Gersh, MD, DLFAPA
Program Director

Our program is fully accredited by the ACGME, and we currently meet all of their standards and requirements, with no citations.  The program has a long, established history, with many well-known leaders in Psychiatry counted among our faculty and graduates.  The program provides a learning environment based on clinical example and practice, in which residents are an integral part of our department’s staff of providers, under direct supervision of seasoned attendings at all times. The department serves a culturally diverse urban community, with individuals suffering the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including co-occurring complications, in the context of varied socioeconomic backgrounds. Our residents work with patients of all ages, in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory programs. All services and training are located at a single location, within Metropolitan Hospital.

We have an active inpatient service, comprised of three adult units.  Through court mandated treatment, and our on-site courtroom, residents have an active forensic experience.  Our busy ambulatory service includes a large on-site adult clinic, with a novel urgent care walk-in service, and a separate child and adolescent clinic.  The clinics provide residents with training and experience in supervised psychotherapy as well as medication management. Residents may also elect to rotate through our methadone/Suboxone program, our mobile community outreach program, as well as related services in other departments at Metropolitan Hospital.

Our program strives to balance practical experience with scholarly activities, including a daily academic experience. Residents play a crucial role in our department, both clinically, as part of multi-disciplinary treatment teams on the various services, as well as maintaining the training program itself.  Residents participate in program development and planning.  We are continually striving to improve our program, and input from our residents is a significant aspect of that process.  Our residents have fostered a culture of mutual support and encouragement.

Richard J. Gersh, M.D., DLFAPA
Program Director
Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Metropolitan Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College

Residency Information Session

NYMC/Metropolitan Psychiatry Residency Program invites 4th year Medical students and all interested applicants to a virtual informational session with Program Director, Dr. Gersh, to learn more about our program and answer any questions you may have.

This is completely optional and will in no way impact our consideration of your application should you apply.

If you are interested, please send an email indicating your interest to Monique.Howe@nychhc.org.  You will then have a Zoom or Webex link sent to you indicating date and time of session.

We look forward to meeting all of you!