Mount Sinai Beth Israel Psychiatry Residency Program

The Residency Program in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel provides outstanding clinical training in a stimulating, scientifically sophisticated environment with a staff dedicated to teaching, research and patient care. Located in the dynamic urban setting of lower Manhattan, our program is situated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai – Behavioral Health Center, a new $140 million patient-centered psychiatric hospital on the Lower East Side, offering a full array of services to meet our community’s mental health, substance use, and primary care needs.  Both facilities are a part of the thriving Mount Sinai Downtown network and the larger Mount Sinai Health System.  As a part of the  Health System, the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Psychiatry is linked to the academic and research resources of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Affiliations with the graduate programs in psychology at the New School for Social Research add to the stimulating academic atmosphere in the Department.

Education Overview

The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Psychiatry Residency Program is a four-year program approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.  The program is designed to develop psychiatric physicians who have a broad base of clinical and theoretical knowledge in psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry’s clinical philosophy blends the most current thinking from the biological, psychodynamic, and sociological perspectives. The psychiatry resident becomes proficient in applying these perspectives to the treatment and understanding of their patients, incorporating current research and developments in the field. Under close supervision, the clinical and academic assignments are designed to gradually help the residents integrate their knowledge and experience over the course of the four-year residency. The educational experience is enriched by an extensive range of clinical and research activities, didactic seminars, grand rounds, clinical conferences, and journal clubs. While providing a rigorous academic and clinical program, the department fosters a strong community among its learners and faculty. Residents quickly sense the ease with which they can approach faculty and staff for advice and support. Resident involvement in the Department is encouraged through various opportunities to participate in program, department, hospital, and system-level committees.  The residency experience is enhanced by weekly resident lunches and monthly resident-organized social events.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Psychiatry Residency Program is committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Learn about the Psychiatry DEI Steering Committee and the Mount Sinai Office for Diversity and Inclusion, including our Task Force to Address Racism.