Training & Education
The core mission of the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College includes the education of health professionals in all aspects of the understanding and treatment of mental illness. The faculty of the Department includes approximately 600 members, with 170 full-time and 200 voluntaries participating in award-winning educational programs.
The Department of Psychiatry's program in medical student education is highly regarded within the College and throughout the country. The Department plays a major role in several pre-clinical courses including: Medicine, Patients, and Society I and II, and Brain and Mind. In addition to the 3rd year clerkship in psychiatry, the Department participates in the clerkship in primary care, and in the 4th year, offers a module in the Advanced Basic Science course. It also sponsors numerous electives in clinical care and research for students from Weill Cornell and other schools.
In the area of residency education, the Department's renowned program in general psychiatry prepares young psychiatrists for careers in academic psychiatry. The program offers outstanding training in clinical care, as well as research, education, and leadership. The Department also provides subspecialty training in child and adolescent, geriatric, forensic, and psychosomatic psychiatry, along with several opportunities for post-residency research training.
In the field of psychology, the Department offers a highly selective, one-year American Psychological Association-accredited Predoctoral Internship Program dedicated to preparing interns for the practice of psychology as clinicians and as scientist-practitioners. In addition, the Department has a number of postdoctoral fellowships in the following areas: Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress, and Adult and Child Clinical Psychology. Education programs for social workers, nurses, mental health aides, patients, and their families are offered, as well.
The Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry is proud of its major role in the development of future mental health care professionals. It is equally proud of its commitment to the education of patients, their families, and the surrounding community concerning issues related to all aspects of mental health.
- Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, MD
- Vice Chair
Graduate Medical Education
- Sibel Klimstra, MD
- Associate Vice Chair
for Education - Westchester
- Director of Medical Student Education
- Director of Psychiatry Clerkship
- Susan Evans, PhD
Psychology Internship Program