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Psychiatry Residency at Metropolitan

Since its founding in 1875, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan has been affiliated with New York Medical College, representing the oldest partnership between a municipal hospital and a private medical school in the United States.

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan between 97th and 99th Streets, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan's Department of Psychiatry includes three adult inpatient units, a separate psychiatric emergency room, an adult outpatient clinic, a child and adolescent outpatient clinic, a methadone/buprenorphine clinic, consultation-liaison services, substance abuse treatment, and community treatment teams.

The program is fully accredited by the ACGME, meeting all standards and requirements without any citations. With a lengthy, established history, the faculty and graduates boast many well-known leaders in Psychiatry. The learning environment is rooted in clinical examples and practice, integrating residents as essential contributors to the department's staff of providers. Residents work under the direct supervision of seasoned attendings, engaging with a culturally diverse urban community facing a spectrum of psychiatric disorders and co-occurring complications across varied socioeconomic backgrounds. All services and training are concentrated in a single location at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.

An active inpatient service, consisting of three adult units, offers residents an opportunity for an active forensic experience through court-mandated treatment and an on-site courtroom. The bustling ambulatory service encompasses a large on-site adult clinic, featuring a unique urgent care walk-in service, and a separate child and adolescent clinic. Residents receive training in supervised psychotherapy and medication management in these clinics. Additionally, residents can choose to rotate through various programs, such as the methadone/Suboxone program, the mobile community outreach program, and related services in other departments at Metropolitan.

The program emphasizes a balance between practical experience and scholarly activities, incorporating a daily academic experience. Residents play a vital role in the department, contributing clinically as part of multi-disciplinary treatment teams on various services, and also maintaining the training program itself. They actively participate in program development and planning, with a continuous commitment to program improvement. Input from residents holds significant weight in this ongoing process, fostering a culture of mutual support and encouragement among residents.