Department of Psychiatry Education
The Department of Psychiatry is honored to be deeply involved with the education of medical students at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Students are introduced to the field of psychiatry in the first-year Brain, Mind, and Behavior preclerkship course, in which students get early exposure to psychiatry through lectures, problem-based learning cases, and interactive workshops. This leads up to the clinical year, in which each student then rotates for six weeks in the Psychiatry Clerkship.
Our clinical clerkship is unique in that it takes place in a consult–liaison setting while also providing opportunities to see patients in inpatient and emergency psychiatry locations. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary training, featuring rotations with our substance treatment team and daily didactics taught by physicians, social workers, and psychologists.
Our department welcomes medical fellows in geriatric medicine and residents in internal medicine, pediatrics, podiatry, and dentistry, who regularly rotate with us in four-week intervals. We also host a variety of physician assistant and nurse practitioner trainees from campuses around the New York metro area.
If you are interested in rotating with us or have questions about our educational programs, email Daniel B. Cucco, MD, co-director of the Brain, Mind, and Behavior preclerkship course and director of the Psychiatry Clerkship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.