Extracurricular Training Opportunities
The Mount Sinai Adult Psychiatry Residency training program strongly supports residents seeking additional advanced training opportunities. In addition to our extensive opportunities to pursue research, we encourage residents to pursue their clinical and public health interests. Below, we highlight just three of the many additional advanced training opportunities that have been popular with our residents.
Visit our Electives page to explore other areas of interests for additional training and experience.
Psychoanalytic Fellowship - The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
Mount Sinai maintains a close affiliation with the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI). Many of our residents interested in pursuing advanced training in psychoanalysis during residency have enjoyed participating in this one-year training fellowship during their PGY-3 or PGY-4 years. Residents attend bi-monthly seminars where they receive training on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, and discuss cases presented by some of the preeminent leaders in the field of psychoanalysis. The following video provides some background information on the NYPSI, which is the oldest psychoanalytic institute in the United States.
The Global Health Residency Track – Icahn School of Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine has a long history of advancing the causes of global health, and the Psychiatry Residency training program is proud to partake in this tradition. Residents interested in pursuing opportunities in global mental health can opt to join the interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track, which is a longitudinal 2-year program combining a didactic series on global health with international field work. Residents have participated in mental health projects in countries such as Liberia and Belize. Residents in this track also participate in the medical student-run free community health clinic in East Harlem, providing supervision to medical students screening patients for psychiatric illnesses.
Group Psychotherapy Training Program – The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
Mount Sinai residents interested in pursuing further group psychotherapy training are encouraged to attend this one-year training program with the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS) during their PGY-3 or PGY-4 year. Residents in this program develop and run a psychotherapy group and then receive didactics and supervision once weekly with leaders in the field of group psychotherapy at the EGPS. Residents also receive hands-on experience participating as group members in a yearlong process group at the EGPS, separate from the process group residents attend through all 4 years of training at Mount Sinai.
Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029