Psychiatry Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Residency Training 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, the department is able to expose residents to patients from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

As a part of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Department of Psychiatry is linked to the academic and research resources of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Additional affiliations with the graduate programs in Psychology at the New School for Social Research add to the stimulating academic atmosphere in the Department.

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Institute at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Mount Sinai Health System is creating a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Institute at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, as a part of the transformation of the services offered in lower Manhattan through Mount Sinai Downtown. This transformation will add to the existing training opportunities for Residents in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.  The Institute will contain all the existing inpatient services including Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry as well as the inpatient Substance Detoxification and Rehabilitation Units. The Institute will add a Partial Hospital Program to our existing continuum of outpatient services.  The Electro-Convulsive Therapy Suite has already been renovated and expanded. A centralized Intake Unit is being created to provide rapid evaluations and facilitate access to all outpatient services. With these enhancements, Mount Sinai Beth Israel will expand its role as the prominent provider of behavioral health services within the Mount Sinai Health Care System, serving the needs of the local community and the tri-state area.

Education Overview

The Residency Training Program in Psychiatry is a four-year program, or a three-year program following a transitional internship year, approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program is designed to develop Psychiatric clinicians who have a broad base of clinical and theoretical knowledge. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s clinical philosophy blends the most current thinking from the biological, psychodynamic and sociological perspectives. The Psychiatry Resident is expected to become proficient in applying these perspectives to the treatment and understanding of their patients and to understand 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. The educational process 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 warm sense of community. Residents quickly sense the ease with which they can approach staff for advice and support. Their involvement in the Department is encouraged and enhanced by weekly Resident lunches and Resident-organized social events. Residents receive one month of vacation a year.