Department of Psychiatry: Training Programs

Brookdale, now one of the largest non-profit voluntary teaching hospitals in Brooklyn, began as one small building rising amid the vacant fields and scattered farms where the towns of Brownsville, East New York and Canarsie come together. Originally called the Brownsville and East New York Hospital, it was founded in 1921 with one building housing 75 beds. It was later renamed Beth-El, Brookdale Hospital and then Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in 1932, 1963 and 1971 respectively.  The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) medical services provider that is a critical part of the healthcare delivery system in Brooklyn, New York.  Brookdale has expanded over the years to become a full-service teaching hospital campus that sponsors nine active ACGME accredited residencies and fellowship programs with 200 residents and fellows who receive their training on Brookdale Campus.
From the beginning, Brookdale’s mission was not only to care for its patients, but to train the next generation of physicians. In order to practice psychiatry, graduates of medical schools must train as residents alongside and under the supervision of more experienced psychiatrists for a minimum of four years. Brookdale’s psychiatry department is proud to include not only a fully accredited general psychiatry residency program with 20 residents, but also advanced fellowship training in the sub-specialty of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, with 6 fellows.
In addition, the department provides in-depth clerkship training to medical and physician assistant students, as well as an externship for graduates seeking experience in psychiatry prior to residency.

Message from the Chair,

Dr. Jason Hershberger

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