Welcome from the Chair

Charles MarmarWelcome to the New York University School of Medicine Psychiatry Education web page!

NYU, along with our main teaching site, Bellevue Hospital, is often referred to as the birthplace of psychiatry, and the University remains unparalleled in the clinical, academic and research opportunities that it offers. The NYU Department of Psychiatry is committed to training the next generation of leaders in research, clinical care, education and administration. The department boasts numerous alumni and former residents and fellows who have gone on to hold leadership positions in American psychiatry and who have paved the way for groundbreaking research in the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Our residency, fellowship and medical student training programs endeavor to provide graduates with the tools to master clinical training, including an introduction to the principles of sound psychiatric practice, and access to cutting edge research science. We provide extensive patient care experiences in psychiatry across all systems of health care, from the academic umbrella of the NYU Langone Medical Center to the public sector through our affiliations with the Veteran's Administration system, New York State and Bellevue Hospital/the Health and Hospitals Corporation of New York City. Our programs seek to integrate knowledge across the spectrum of education from Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) to Graduate Medical Education (GME) to Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Our medical student education is focused on providing all students with and understanding and appreciation for psychiatric disorders across the medical spectrum and with providing special opportunities for students who develop a deeper interest in the field.

Our residency training program is one of the finest in the country and receives applications from nearly half of the medical students applying in psychiatry in the US. Graduates of psychiatric training at NYU have been leaders in research, education and clinical care in American psychiatry. We also have a nationally recognized psychology training program.

Our fellowship programs in addiction psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and geriatric psychiatry attract the best and the brightest of residency graduates and have been at the forefront of educational training in these specialties. We have also recently developed a special fellowship in public psychiatry directed at young faculty pursuing leadership positions in the public sector, as well as a one-year fellowship in reproductive psychiatry designed to train experts in the psychiatric care of women.

Our robust Continuing Medical Education program includes weekly Grand Rounds highlighting new advances in the science and practice of psychiatry as well as special programs such as our annual Psychopharmacology update. All of our educational initiatives are structured to provide outstanding learning, personalized mentoring, and academic rigor in an environment which is supportive, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating.

Our curriculum is constantly changing and evolving as it is geared toward our ever increasing knowledge of neuroscience and evidence-based medicine. NYU residents have the opportunity to teach medical students and may select from more than 30 electives. We are committed to providing residents with a variety of educational experiences so that they may choose among the many career options available in psychiatry.

This is an exciting time to be considering the ever changing field of Psychiatry. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors and hope to see you in the near future!

Charles R. Marmar, M.D.
Lucius N. Littauer Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry