Based out of the Behavioral Health Center at Westchester Medical Center, the Psychiatry Residency Program offers a four-year adult psychiatric residency training program as well as a five-year combined adult and child/adolescent program.
About the Program
The Psychiatric Residency Training Program at Westchester Medical Center, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College provides broad-based clinical training, in multiple settings. Residents spend most of their time at Westchester Medical Center, a tertiary referral center with three adult inpatient units, an adolescent inpatient unit and a children's inpatient unit. They also rotate through a nearby free-standing psychiatric hospital (St. Vincent's, Harrison, NY) and a community hospital (Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT). Evidence-based clinical work encompasses diagnosis, psychiatric management, psychopharmacology, somatic and psychotherapeutic treatment modalities.
Residents have the opportunity to treat geriatric and adult patients as well as adolescents and children. Residents learn in the emergency room, inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, primary care, general medical, general pediatric and forensic psychiatry settings. Residents receive supervision from talented faculty members who are invested in educating medical students and residents. Our didactic curriculum, held weekly throughout the year, covers all psychiatric disorders and the major treatment modalities. Residents also have opportunities to engage in clinical research projects. The program is offered in a progressive, collegial atmosphere while embracing new challenges to our field.
Wendy Thompson, MD
Director of Education
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center
Behavioral Health Center, Rm. N-326
Valhalla, New York 10595
phone - 914-493-1939
fax - 914-493-1015