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We take great pride in our residency program at Stony Brook. We select our residents carefully — accepting only highly motivated physicians interested in making a difference in the lives of their patients. Our faculty take a personal interest in the intellectual and professional development of our residents, and we plan our program carefully to include all aspects of psychiatric theory and practice.

I hope that you will choose to be part of the grand adventure our department is undertaking as we join our colleagues in Biomedical Engineering, Information Sciences, Neurology and others to explore the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders and develop scientifically based treatments for them.

We are adding new faculty, building new facilities and forging new relationships to make Stony Brook Medicine a national leader in the use of brain imaging technologies to explore the pathology of psychiatric diseases and to bring the latest scientific discoveries to clinical practice. These initiatives provide our residents with exciting new opportunities for intellectual development.

But for all our interest in the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders, we never lose sight of the primary goal of our residency program — to provide residents with a mentored clinical experience focused on the progress and recovery of patients. You can be assured that whatever your interests in psychiatry, you will be fully prepared to accept the opportunities that await you at the end of your training.


Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD
Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science 

top ten reasons to join our residency program



stony brook medicine is on the rise

During the past three years, the medical center has recruited nationally recognized leaders, invested in cutting edge technologies, and broken ground for a new center for translational research.

an outstanding research program

Our research program ranges from basic neuroscience to innovative clinical interventions, with strengths in neuroimaging, epidemiology and behavioral medicine. Residents with an interest in research can choose a research track that allows them to devote their third year to mentored scientific research.

integrative clinical programs

Our residents participate in integrative clinical approaches that incorporate psychiatry into medical care in both inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical settings.

a strong, supportive faculty

The department's faculty take a active interest in the personal and professional development of our trainees. They take a highly personal approach to both didactics and clinical mentoring.

excellent peers

Psychiatry residents study and work with a diverse cadre of well trained and highly motivated peers.

location, location, location

Stony Brook offers residents an opportunity to enjoy Long Island's beautiful beaches, parks and night life while having easy access to New York City.

balanced work life

Our faculty sensitive to the competing demands of study, work, family and friends. We structure our academic and clinical programs to afford our residents the opportunity to lead active social lives while developing professionally.

comprehensive clinical training

Our training program prepares physicians for careers in any aspect of psychiatry they choose. Always evidence based, our program strikes a balance between biological and psychodynamic approaches.

fellowship opportunities

Many of our graduates take advantage of our advanced fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry or psychosomatic medicine.

you will make a difference

Our residents have a significant positive impact on the lives of their patients both in brief encounters and in extended therapeutic relationships.