Our Residency Program
Contact: Katherine Spottek, Program Coordinator. Please contact by email at SpottekK@upstate.edu.
Phone: 315 464-3106
Psychiatry has enormous potential to help patients while fully engaging the physician as well.
Our field has become so broad, dynamic and varied in discoveries and resources that it can accommodate interests in neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, families and groups, the mind/body interface, the social sciences and the humanities. Few areas of medicine are as truly holistic and concerned with the totality of how each patient lives. Despite this enormous growth, there remains a shortage of psychiatrists in most areas of this country.
In Syracuse, we have continued to practice and teach the crucial centrality to patient healing of the physician-patient alliance. We utilize the most effective methods and experiences in learning to weave together the newest findings in neurophysiology, pharmacology, somatic and psychotherapies to produce seamless biological, psychological and social approaches to healing. At the same time, we continue in a tradition of dialectical challenge, debate, discussion and research in what we hold as true and important.
Some national "firsts" we offer:
- The first Psychiatry-Medicine Internship—which is now the "categorical" standard
- The first combined Brief Therapy-Psychopharmacology Fellowship
- The nation's first Psychiatry Residency combined with a Masters in Public Administration
- The first program to make extensive use of webcam recording in supervision of psychotherapy for all trainees
- The first Humanities in Psychiatry track in the nation
We offer tracks in research, psychotherapy, biological psychiatry/psychopharmacology, family psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and substance abuse psychiatry as well.
While there are many fine programs in psychiatry across the country, we hope you will come and experience for yourself the very special warmth, excitement and breadth of thinking offered by our residency program.
Residency News and Updates
Dana Cohen and Shilpa Sachdeva represented our residency training program in the APA Brain Bowl Competition and came in first place!!
The brain bowl was sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association through the New York State Psychiatric Association. It is part of their larger APA mind games program that is the national competition that comes up in January. Most of the questions were written by professors in psychiatry and neurology at Columbia and St Luke's Roosevelt.
A total of eleven programs participated in the brain bowl. Scores were based on who answered the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time. Dana and Shilpa answered more questions correctly than any other program and did so in the least amount of time - so they had speed as well as a great knowledge base.
Congratulations to both of them!!