All residents are expected to be involved in scholarly activities, under the guidance of our faculty. Every resident is scheduled for a variety of presentations throughout the year, including case conferences, Journal Club discussions, and general topic reviews as part of PRITE and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certification preparation. All graduating residents are required to present at least one Grand Rounds lecture. Residents are encouraged and assisted in submitting their original scholarly activities for presentation at national and international conferences, local research competitions, and publications. Typical original projects include novel case presentations (with discussion), literature reviews, quality improvement studies, and retrospective and prospective case reviews.
The Psychiatry Residency program is embarking on an exciting journey by introducing a structured approach to research training during residency. Under the leadership of Dr. Andrea Bulbena-Cabre, MD, PhD, FAFA, a new division within the Psychiatry Department has been established. While this division takes shape, the program is committed to offering residents valuable opportunities for honing their research skills in the realms of psychiatry and neuroscience. Residents will receive formal training on research methodology, including basic statistics, study designs, IRB approval process, funding sources, and protocol revisions. What sets this program apart is its commitment to fostering collaboration. Residents will have the privilege of engaging in research partnerships with esteemed institutions such as New York Medical College (NYMC) and NYC Health and Hospitals (Central Office), as well as other esteemed departments within the hospital. Every scholarly project undertaken by residents will be expected to be either published or presented at a conference before graduation.
Andrea Bulbena-Cabre, M.D., Ph.D., FAPA
Assistant Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program
Director of Research Division
Dr. Bulbena-Cabre serves as the Assistant Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program and the Director of the Research Division. She obtained her MD at the University Autonoma of Barcelona and completed her psychiatry residency training at NYMC and Yale University. She embarked on a research fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and pursued an international PhD in Psychiatry, cementing her status as a true global scholar. Throughout the course of her career, she has received several academic and research awards, and her work focused on severe mental illness and psychosomatic medicine, resulting in numerous peer reviewed publications and national and international presentations. Dr Bulbena-Cabre is also a dedicated and compassionate psychiatrist, specialized in anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, chronic trauma and psychosis.