Clinical Teaching

The Psychiatry Clerkship is required for all students during the clinical years. During their four week rotations, students are immersed in clinical care and the day-to-day practice of acute care psychiatry, rotating on a variety of clinical services, including inpatient units, day treatment programs, and the Psychiatric Emergency Department. The core didactic program covers the breadth of general psychiatry, and exposure to current research relevant to the field of psychiatry.

Clinical Electives: Students who have completed the required clerkship are encouraged to further their education in psychiatry by taking advanced clerkships or sub-internships on the adult inpatient and outpatient services in Westchester and Manhattan, the Consultation Service in Manhattan, or in the Department's Child and Adolescent, Geriatrics, and Substance Use Disorders divisions in Manhattan or Westchester. Descriptions of our electives and sub-internships can be found in the Psychiatry Electives Catalog by clicking on the course number.

Research Electives: Students wishing to participate in psychiatric research are encouraged to contact any of the department's clinical or basic science investigators to plan projects that can last from 4 weeks to several months or longer.

Advising: A committed group of faculty serve as advisors to students who are planning psychiatry residencies. The chair of the department is delighted to meet with students to discuss career options.

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