Welcome to Upstate Medical University, Department of Psychiatry Residency Program page! Our program's mission is to enhance resident education through creativity, innovation and humanities. 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.
Our residents have published well over 60 articles and abstracts in the last ten years. This past academic year, 2014 - 2015 was another highly productive year for our residents. We had 5 publications, 4 abstracts and 9 posters presented at national meetings. In 2013, two of our residents co-wrote book chapters with one of our faculty. Our residents have received both the Anne Alonso award in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Henderson Award in adult Psychiatry from the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT). In addition, our residents have also received the hospital-wide Teamwork Award three times (a record for a single residency!) and Gold Humanism Award from their peers.
In July 2015, 2 of our senior residents were interviewed on our local radio show, HealthLink On Air, about their research on Social Media and the impact it can have on teens. Listen to Drs Mattar & Blatchford's link here .