Psychiatry Residency Program

We train residents to become leaders in academic psychiatry, employing individually designed programs and subspecialty “majors.”

Welcome to the Psychiatry Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), where your training experience will be productive and fulfilling in an open, stimulating, and supportive environment. You’ve made an excellent choice to pursue a career as a psychiatrist—information about the brain has been rapidly proliferating, so it’s an exciting time to be treating, teaching about, and researching psychiatric illness.

A Multidisciplinary Think Tank

Our program has a unique “think tank” setup that particularly benefits this stage in your career. MSH is co-located with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Friedman Brain Institute (FBI), which means that our level of discourse between trainees, clinicians, and researchers is unparalleled in scope and proximity. The departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery are linked with the basic sciences via the Department of Neuroscience and the FBI—not spread out over multiple campus sites, and not sequestered away in silos. These departments are in constant conversation, transcending the conceptual barriers that often separate biological models of mental illness from psychological ones.  

Subspecialty Experts

Our curriculum is emergent and individualized. We maximize flexibility, allowing for the growth of projects and independent thinking at an early stage. We require residents to develop a niche, and we provide teaching, facilitation, advising, and mentoring along that chosen path. Beyond the core requirements of achieving competence to practice clinical psychiatry, we help you build your own experiences so that you can become a true specialist and be the most effective agent in your domain, whether you choose to become an academic clinician, researcher, educator, executive, theorist, or advocate for public awareness of mental illness.

As our residency program is also uniquely tied to research, you’ll be situated within a hotbed of scientific discovery and have access to topnotch mentors. In 2018, the Department of Neuroscience was ranked #1 nationally in NIH funding and our Department of Psychiatry was #6.

Additionally, both the Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System are psychiatrists, so the organization’s leadership is heavily invested in the success of our department.  Leveraging Mount Sinai’s culture of flexibility and innovation, we offer a wealth of opportunities for you to fashion into unique educational, academic, and professional experiences. We look forward to meeting you, and we wish you the best in your search for the training program that fits you best.

Antonia S. New, MD
Director, Residency Education
Vice Chair for Education
212-659-8902 
antonia.new@mssm.edu

Asher B. Simon, MD
Associate Director, Residency Education
212-659-9114 
asher.simon@mssm.edu

Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Assistant Training Director for Research
212-659-8698
mercedes.perez@mssm.edu