State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University

General Information

Available positions:
Mode of application:
The program accepts either written or ERAS applications
The ACLP Common Application may be used for written applications
Accepts common application:
Number of covered hospital beds:
Number of inpatient consults per year for service:
1500 new and 1250 follow ups on weekdays
Number of full-time faculty equivalents for service:
Annual salary:
J-1 Visa accepted:
H-1 Visa Accepted:

Experience (average hours/week)

Clinical Inpatient:
Clinical Outpatient:
Didactics and Seminars:
Academic project required?

Description of Program

Our C-L fellowship provides a well-rounded, balanced program helping the trainee to develop as a skilled clinician, educator, leader and researcher. We provide half-day per week protected academic time, and facilitate spending even more time on scholarly pursuits. There is opportunity to do one’s own mentored research, or work in ongoing research projects, and to present and publish. Work with cutting edge research in neuroscience, neurodynamics, genomics, population health, or psychopharmacology, or do clinical, bioethics or psychotherapy research or scholarly pursuit. Opportunities are available to take research or public health courses, or to simultaneously pursue an MPH degree. The fellow will spend 6 months in a tertiary care university hospital, and 6 months in a state of the art city hospital across the street. Outpatient experiences include transplant service, HIV, women’s health, and collaborative and integrated care. Half of the time is spent on inpatient C-L, where the fellow will develop advanced C-L clinical, teaching, interdisciplinary work and leadership skills, working with medical students and a resident, and in some months a sub-intern, a geriatric psychiatry fellow, or a neurology resident. The C-L fellow will learn advanced level of C-L psychiatry assessment, psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of the medically ill, clinical hypnosis, addressing family, systems and legal issues, and about diversity, inclusion and health equity. The program director is ABMS Board-certified in internal medicine, psychiatry, C-L psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry.

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