Training Directors


D.H. Bhatt, MD, PhD

D. H. Bhatt, MD, PhD,
Director, NYU Psychiatry Residency
Training Program

Clinical Associate Professor of
Psychiatry & Neurology
NYU School of Medicine

Christin Drake, M.D.

Christin Drake, M.D.
Board Certified, ABPN
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director,
Psychiatry Residency Program

Welcome to the New York University School of Medicine Residency Training Program in Psychiatry!

Our residency is uniquely structured to provide outstanding training that combines clinical excellence with academic scholarship and research. The program is sponsored by the New York University School of Medicine and our primary academic teaching institutions are the NYU Langone Medical Center, NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue, and the Department of Veterans Affairs/New York Harbor Healthcare System. Bellevue is America’s first public teaching hospital and the flagship hospital of New York City’s Health and Hospitals, the nation’s largest municipal healthcare system. Residents also rotate to the NYU Counseling and Wellness Service at the downtown campus of New York University, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, Rockland Psychiatric Center and the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.

NYU is unsurpassed in the magnitude and breadth of its clinical care settings. Our residents have exposure to a wide ranging clinical population, including a 22 bed inpatient unit at Tisch, 350 inpatient beds at Bellevue, and 42 inpatient beds at the Manhattan VA, in addition to over 160,000 outpatient visits at Bellevue, the VA, NYU and our State hospitals. In addition, residents are supervised by our highly productive, talented and energetic faculty. These include world-class basic scientists, clinical researchers and clinician-educators, all of whom are actively engaged in the educational process and a critical part of our training and education environment.

We are very proud of the rich history of the NYU Department of Psychiatry and the many specific breakthroughs that have been made at this extraordinary institution. In addition to the clinical and academic experiences required by the ACGME, our residents are able to contribute to a wide variety of research projects with gifted mentors who can assist them in the pursuit of their research and scholarly interests. We encourage all of our residents to participate in at least one scholarly project during training, and for those with additional interest, there are a number of fellowships and grants available. For residents who plan academic careers as principal investigators in basic and clinical research, we offer a research track which features high-level mentorship and individualized training designed to be a pathway to postdoctoral funding through NIH K awards or VA Career Development Awards among others. This track offers specialized stipend and laboratory support for up to three residents with MD/PhD backgrounds who are committed to basic and translational research careers with strong potential to serve as Principal Investigators on NIH grants.

Another distinct aspect of our training program is our track in Global Mental Health.  Since 2014, we have been engaged in a unique collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at the Ghana Medical School in Accra, Ghana.  This partnership enables residents to participate in teaching medical students in Ghana on a year-round basis and includes rotation time spent in Accra itself.

Our program is unparalleled in its capacity to provide training at all levels of the health care delivery system. We are renowned for our commitment to provide the best clinical care to patients from all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures in an environment that is deeply dedicated to teaching, scholarship and research.

We are privileged to educate the next generation of psychiatrists and welcome your interest in training at NYU!

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Contact us for more information:

Barbara Dartley, Program Coordinator
Phone: (646) 754-4838
Fax: (646) 754-5431

Tyra Bailey, Program Associate
Phone: (646) 754-4839
Fax: (646) 754-5431