Education and Training

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is an academic leader in the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows.


Residency in Psychiatry

The four-year Residency in Psychiatry directed by Lauren Spring, MD, offers a balanced clinical and academic program that prepares physicians for clinical practice or advanced studies in clinical practice or research.


Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiary is a two-year program directed by Lauren Spring, MD. The program provides comprehensive clinical training centered on a strong foundation of knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes.


Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

The Fellowship is Geriatric Psychiatry is a one-year program directed by Nikhil Palekar, MD, that provides dedicated experiences in inpatient, long-term care, outpatient, ECT, and consultation-liaison psychiatry at Stony Brook Medicine and several community settings.


Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

The Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, directed by Brian Bronson, MD, provides its graduates with the clinical experience, skill and confidence to function as leaders of psychiatric services for medically complex patients.


Education of Medical Students

The Department of Psychiatry plays a major role in the education of Stony Brook medical students by providing foundational courses, a third year clerkship and specialty rotations.