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Women’s Mental Health Fellowship

The Women’s Mental Health Fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, trains physicians to assess and treat psychiatric symptoms that occur during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and the perinatal and postpartum periods. This one-year, non-standard training program (NST) gives trainees the opportunity to care for a diverse population of patient spanning two hospitals and six clinical sites for a truly rich and exciting experience.

Fellows gain clinical experience through rotations in multiple treatment settings including the prominent NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, a city hospital caring for the uninsured and underserved population of New York City, as well as the renowned NYU Langone, a private hospital system with a public mission for New Yorkers. Outside of direct patient care, fellows engage in an evidence-based didactic curriculum, have ample supervision, and are encouraged to pursue academic projects, presentations, and publications.

This fellowship is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Clinical Training for Fellows

Training takes place through rotations in clinics and services at Bellevue and NYU Langone, both home to diverse patient populations and highly trained faculty. Clinical training is overseen by multiple specialists in reproductive psychiatry.

Women’s Health Service at Bellevue

This is an outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinic in the Ambulatory Care Center at Bellevue. During this rotation, you will evaluate and treat pregnant women with psychiatric disorders throughout their pregnancy and postpartum period and are available for on-site referrals and consultations. You will also co-facilitate a weekly mother–infant parenting group in the Women’s Health Clinic.

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Bellevue

This outpatient clinic offers consultation, diagnostic evaluation, pharmacotherapy, and brief psychotherapy for patients in the community, including the uninsured and Medicaid and Medicare recipients with psychiatric disorders. Typical consultations include pre-pregnancy psychopharmacologic consultations, treatment for postpartum depression, and postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry Service at Bellevue

The Bellevue psychiatry consultation service provides psychiatric consultation to inpatients on Bellevue’s obstetric and gynecologic units. You may also be asked to provide consultations to pregnant and postpartum women on the inpatient psychiatry units in the main hospital as well as the psychiatric emergency department. These consults provide a unique educational experience as you navigate caring for women in the perinatal period in diverse settings within the hospital.

NYU Langone Psychiatry Associates

Fellows have the opportunity to see outpatient perinatal consultations as well as women with other hormone-related mood disorders within the outpatient psychiatry faculty group practice (FGP), NYU Langone Psychiatry Associates. This clinical experience gives fellows the skills they need to provide patients with reproductive psychiatry consultation, conduct family sessions, and coordinate care with the requisite outpatient providers including the patient’s obstetrician and gynecologist. Through this experience, fellows have the opportunity to supervise postgraduate year 4 (PGY4) residents participating in the Women’s Mental Health Elective as well as medical students.

Perinatal Mental Healthcare Program at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 53rd Street

Embedded within NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 53rd Street, an ambulatory care obstetrics practice, this integrated perinatal mental healthcare program provides psychiatric consultation, diagnostic evaluation, pharmacotherapy, and brief psychotherapy for women with reproductive-related psychiatric or psychological symptoms. Fellows also gain exposure to the collaborative care model of behavioral healthcare.

Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry Service at NYU Langone Medical Center

Fellows’ time on service focuses on the provision of psychiatric consultation to patients admitted to obstetrics and gynecology services within NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion. Proactive identification of patients at risk for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, with emphasis on linkage to care, is a core part of this rotation experience.

Didactic Training for Fellows

Weekly lecture series incorporates the use of didactic presentations, journal club, and case discussion to provide fellows with the theoretical foundation and knowledge needed to become experts in reproductive psychiatry and more broadly, the field of women’s mental health. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in the development of an educational product during the year including but not limited to individual research, writing for publication, poster submission, or scholarly presentation.

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

Two fellowship positions are available each academic year. We look for mature, motivated applicants who have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry residency before entering the program. All interested individuals are welcome to apply. Students from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to those who identify as Black or African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Pacific Islander, or Native Alaskan, are encouraged to apply. We consider factors such as interest in women’s mental health, research experience, leadership potential, writing ability, flexible temperament, and career goals.

U.S. citizens and green card holders must have a valid New York State license to practice medicine by the time of entry into the program. If not eligible for a full license, you must have a valid limited permit for practice in New York State to enroll.

Fellowship Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Core Application

Please submit the following core materials:

  • a completed application form
  • your CV
  • a personal statement about why you wish to train in this fellowship (one to two pages)
  • a letter from your medical school dean

International applicants must also submit the following items:

  • a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate
  • proof of visa status or U.S. citizenship

Email your completed core application as one PDF document to Jeffrey Sanchez, program coordinator, at Jeffrey.Sanchez@NYULangone.org. The subject line of your email should be: Women’s Mental Health Fellowship Application [APPLICANT LAST NAME, APPLICANT FIRST NAME].

Letters of Reference

Please arrange for a minimum of two, but no more than three, letters of reference from people who are familiar with the nature and quality of your work. One of these individuals must be the director of your general psychiatry residency program. Letters of reference should be emailed directly by their authors to Jeffrey Sanchez, preferably as a PDF.

No application is considered until all required materials have been received, including the training or clinical director’s letter of reference.


We schedule interviews for July, August, and early September. Interviews include meetings with faculty representatives of several different rotations, as well as a chance to meet current fellows.


Positions may be offered suitable candidates. Once an applicant has accepted the position, a written offer of employment will be issued. An offer of employment is not final until you are successfully credentialed by NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education. Learn more about terms of employment and our graduate medical education policies and services.

Contact Us

Allison B. Deutch, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Women’s Mental Health

Marra G. Ackerman, MD
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Women’s Mental Health
Director of Ambulatory CL Psychiatry

For more information about applying, please contact Jeffrey Sanchez at Jeffrey.Sanchez@NYULangone.org or 646-754-4836.

If you would like to request an alumni verification for our psychiatry residency and fellowship programs, contact us at PsychEDUVerifications@NYULangone.org. Alumni verifications are typically processed 7 to 10 business days from receipt of payment. Please send a check or money order, payable to NYU Grossman School of Medicine, for the $100 alumni verification fee to the following address:

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Attn: Residency/Fellowship Verification
One Park Avenue, Room 8-241
New York, NY 10016