Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Psychiatry Residency
Welcome to the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Adult Psychiatry Residency. Our mission is to provide excellent, broad-based training in psychiatry with a focus on care delivery for diverse populations and underserved communities.
We are situated within the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, one of the oldest Federally Qualified Health Centers in the nation, and we share an academic affiliation with NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Residents in our program benefit from training in vibrant community health settings with the support of a world-class academic medical center.
Our program is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration, with the express purpose of developing the next generation of leaders in community and public psychiatry. We are accredited as part of a multifaceted strategic plan to expand access to high-quality healthcare to disenfranchised communities in Brooklyn.
We offer a clinical and didactic program focused on training superb general psychiatrists with expertise in understanding, evaluating, and treating the complex psychiatric needs of our patients. Residents become resilient and well-balanced psychiatrists, capable of working in settings outside the typical psychiatric clinic for populations who often do not seek or receive psychiatric care.
Moreover, we aim to strengthen residents’ ability to manage psychiatric illness in the context of medical and neurological disorders. Our residents train alongside highly experienced faculty, who guide their development as leaders, scholars, and educators in healthcare disparities and the care of underserved populations.
Highlights of our program include the following:
- clinical rotations in New York City public schools, primary care offices, and shelters for homeless individuals
- robust clinical opportunities in psychotherapy, trauma-informed care, early intervention for psychosis, substance use disorders, and child psychiatry—all through our outpatient clinic in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
- rotations in emergency, inpatient forensic, and inpatient child psychiatry at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
- protected scholarly activity time from postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) through PGY-4
- access to world-renowned faculty who educate, supervise, and mentor residents
Our residency consists of hands-on clinical rotations and a comprehensive didactic education.
The program is uniquely focused on community-based care within the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, where PGY-1 residents rotate for outpatient medicine, then return in PGY-2 year to complete 12 weeks of rotations within behavioral health services. In the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years, clinical education is entirely centered in the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, including our primary care sites and standalone behavioral health clinic, with opportunities to treat patients within the New York City public school system and homeless shelters.
Hospital-based rotations in medicine, neurology, inpatient psychiatry, and consultation and liaison psychiatry take place at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. This is a tertiary care hospital with a long history of serving the southern Brooklyn community and beyond. Specialized psychiatric rotations in emergency psychiatry, inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry take place at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Commonly referred to as Bellevue, this is New York City’s flagship public hospital, and the oldest continuously operating public hospital in the United States.
Finally, residents have a wealth of elective opportunities, available, which include advanced clinical training within specialized services (such as toxicology or partial hospital programs), topics in medical humanities (such as narrative medicine), and rotations in public psychiatry (such as assertive community treatment teams).
Shared Didactic Education
Residents participate in shared, seminar-style didactics with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Psychiatry Residency. Didactics occur on Thursdays throughout the year, and time for didactic education is protected when residents are on psychiatry, elective, and neurology rotations. The didactic program is rich and varied, drawing on the expertise of faculty from across the NYU Langone Health system and its affiliated institutions.
Shared didactics include attending Psychiatry Grand Rounds, which offer insights into clinical care and research presented by faculty from NYU Langone and beyond. Our residents deliver grand rounds presentations periodically throughout the year. Other shared learning includes morbidity and mortality conferences, journal club, community meetings, and lecture series focused on career development, race and racism in psychiatry, research skills, and systems of care. This is a time when residents build collegiality and learn from and with one another across the four classes.
Finally, residents are invited to participate in a weekly process group, which takes place longitudinally across their four years of training. This group encourages exploring ways to cope with and adapt to critical decision-making, sleep deprivation, and other stressors faced in residency alongside their peers.
Residents benefit from protected time for scholarly activity, which begins in PGY-1 during psychiatry and elective rotation time and continues throughout the four years of training. During this time, residents identify areas of interest, develop foundational knowledge, identify mentorship, and carry out projects. These projects may involve translational research, quality improvement, healthcare advocacy, or advanced work in education or program implementation.
There are opportunities through the health system to formally present findings, including through residency-wide conferences and departmental seminars and rounds. In addition, residents are encouraged to contribute to the field as early scholars through case reports, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at national meetings. Support is available for attendance at regional and national conferences and meetings.
We accept three applicants each year for the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Psychiatry Residency. All applications for the residency 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
- U.S. 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. Interview days take place on Thursdays from October through January. Interviews are virtual, though there may be opportunities for interested applicants to visit our sites and tour our services.
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For more information about the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Psychiatry Residency, please contact Samuel T. Stroupe, MD, program director, at 718-630-8431 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sophia Blanco, program coordinator, at 917-581-2916 or email@example.com.