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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

ResidentsResidents who have completed a minimum of three years of the Psychiatric Residency Program are eligible to enter the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program. Offered by the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, this program accepts up to four trainees each year. The program is committed to training professionals who, as medical specialists, are concerned with the healthy development of children, adolescents and their families and who diagnose and treat psychiatric disturbances of childhood and adolescence.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division affords an unparalleled scope of clinical services at the Behavioral Health Center, as well as at the division’s nearby affiliates. Services in the areas of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry, Dual Diagnosis Adolescent Day Treatment, and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry are available. Among subspecialty programs are: Consultation Liaison Service to children and adolescents in both tertiary care and chronic illness settings, innovative Child and Adolescent Partial Day Treatment Program, multidisciplinary assessment of children with developmental disabilities, forensic evaluations for family court, as well as evaluations and treatment of children and adolescents in residential care.

The didactic program, complementing the diverse clinical experience, consists of excellent teaching with clinical supervision, didactic seminars, conferences, and Grand Rounds. The program not only prepares the resident for a career in clinical psychiatry, but also offers the opportunity to train in the areas of research and academic psychiatry as well. David Steinberg, MD is the Fellowship Director; the Fellowship Coordinator, Nancy Guerrero, can be contacted at (914) 493-8424.

resident-facultyPsychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

The New York Medical College Department of Psychiatry continues to offer an ACGME accredited Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship—now in its 8th year. Based at Westchester Medical Center, a 635-bed facility and Level 1 Trauma Center for the tri-state area, the fellowship offers a rich and highly diverse clinical experience. Under supervision, Fellows provide consultation for patients in the ER and all the medical-surgical wards—including the ICU, oncology, high risk OB/GYN, burn, transplant, and trauma units. They also participate actively in multi-disciplinary team rounds and family meetings. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare future psychosomatic medicine physicians not only for an academic career but for the demands of working with a highly challenging patient population, often with multiple medical, social, and psychiatric problems, at times complicated by substance abuse, severe trauma, or loss.

Fellows work closely with the faculty, attending psychiatrists who are all board-certified in psychosomatic medicine. The faculty supervises the fellows, who in turn supervise residents and medical students. In addition to their clinical training, fellows receive a broad didactic experience as well, including lectures, weekly journal club and rounds, Grand Rounds, and case conferences. There are also opportunities for research.

Westchester Medical Center is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York State, less than 1 hour from New York City.  This area offers the cultural diversity of the metropolitan area, the scenery of more “upstate” regions and excellent schools. Salary and benefits are highly competitive, and there is no overnight call. There are opportunities for moonlighting. The fellowship also offers some flexibility with respect to starting date at this time. Further information can be obtained from Yvette Smolin, MD, Director, Consultation Liaison Service and the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship or Nancy Guerrero, Fellowship Coordinator (914) 493-8424.

The Psychoanalytic Institute

fellowshipsThe Psychoanalytic Institute of the Department of Psychiatry at New York Medical College offers comprehensive instruction in psychoanalysis leading to certification in this branch of psychiatry. The faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute provides senior teachers and supervisors to the psychiatric residency training program. Residents can take a two-year course during their residency, which leads to Certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Credit for the first year of training in the Psychoanalytic Institute can be given to residents who complete this course. In addition, a selective in psychodynamic psychotherapy will be offered to residents as part of the curriculum.


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