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Psychiatry Residency Programs

The Department of Psychiatry offers two comprehensive residency programs: the Psychiatry Residency and the Neurology and Psychiatry Double Board Residency.

Rotations at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, among other sites, provide our trainees with invaluable clinical experience. Interdisciplinary research and robust didactic programs round out our residency training programs.

Psychiatry Residency

Our four-year Psychiatry Residency is led by Deepti Anbarasan, MD, program director, Liliya Gershengoren, MD, associate program director, Ajay Nair, MD, assistant program director, and Yingcheng Xu, MD, assistant program director. The program provides physicians with training in the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions and exposure to diverse patient populations. Our faculty offers outstanding supervision and ready access to a myriad of academic opportunities.

Application Process

NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry accepts applications for 15 positions in our four-year Psychiatry Residency Training Program, which includes a categorical psychiatry internship followed by three years of post-internship training. 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.

Required Materials

All applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which requires the following materials:

  • a CV
  • a personal statement
  • a dean’s letter
  • an official medical school transcript
  • three letters of recommendation

International medical graduates must also submit the following documents:

  • a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores, Steps 1 and 2, no minimum score requirement
  • proof of visa status or U.S. citizenship

J-1 sponsorship is available through the ECFMG.


The Residency Training Office contacts all applicants accepted for interviews by the end of October. Interview days for the categorical program are on Fridays from October through December. During the interview day, you will meet the training directors and interview with faculty and trainees. You may also return for a second visit to attend classes and grand rounds, and spend time with faculty or a service.

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Neurology and Psychiatry Double Board Residency

Our six-year Neurology and Psychiatry Double Board Residency recognizes the growing need for clinicians, researchers, and academic leaders dually trained in neurology and psychiatry.

Together, the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Neurology provide comprehensive, fully integrated training in both specialties. With the oversight of Lindsey J. Gurin, MD, program director, and Arielle M. Kurzweil, MD, associate director, residents gain experience in neuropsychiatric care, neuroscience research, and academic leadership in the quickly evolving fields of neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and other subspecialties.

Application Process

Learn more about the application process for the Neurology and Psychiatry Double Board Residency.