The psychiatry residency is a four-year training program. Residents are accepted after graduation from medical school for the full four-year program. Successful applicants must demonstrate a respect for the cultural, ethnic, and spiritual needs of patients.


The residency program at Jamaica Hospital is fully accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). The residency training program is currently accredited for twenty-eight (28) residents divided over the four-year program.


Our residents rotate through the MediSys Health Network comprised of Jamaica Hospital and Flushing Hospital.


Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Located in the heart of the Jamaica section of Queens, New York, Jamaica Hospital serves as the main campus for the Psychiatry Residency Program. This modern facility offers residents the finest setting to begin their psychiatric training.


Clinical Divisions:

  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program – Psychiatric Emergency Room, Extended Observation Unit, Respite Care, and Mobile Crisis Team
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Research
  • Mental Health Clinic


Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Located in Flushing, Queens, this community medical center provides medical services to the surrounding population, a unique mix of patients from around the world.


Clinical Divisions:

  • Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
  • Chemical Dependency Unit
  • Reflections Addictions Clinic
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Clinic


Queens Court System:

Residents rotate at this site for their Forensic Psychiatry Rotation.


Features of the Psychiatry Residency

  • Comprehensive Didactic Curriculum
  • Teaching On-Call Service
  • Psychiatry Resource Center
  • Psychiatry and Neurology Review Courses
  • Supervision
  • Research
  • Residency Training Meetings
  • Teaching Experience
  • Department Clinical Case Conference
  • Departmental Journal Club
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  • Administrative Experience
  • Wellness Activities