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Breadth and Integration

Inpatient training sites include:

  • Inpatient adult, geriatric, and child & adolescent psychiatric units
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)
  • Rochester Regional Forensic Unit, an inpatient unit that treats prisoners with mental health issues.  

Outpatient training sites include:

  • The Psychotherapy Training Clinic
  • Strong Ties, which is the outpatient clinic for seriously and persistently mental ill patients
  • The Older Adults Clinic
  • The Schwarzkopf Clinic, which is an outpatient clinic associated with Rochester Psychiatric Center, a part the NY State Mental Health system
  • The outpatient Women’s Health practice
  • The Adult Ambulatory Clinic, located downtown and which sees a wide range of patients
  • The Socio-legal Clinic associated with the Monroe County Jail
  • The Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic 

The Department has providers ranging from physicians to psychologists to therapists that are well-integrated within many facets of UR Medicine. This means there can be a breadth of training opportunities.

  • General Medicine, both inpatient and outpatient;
  • Geriatrics and Aging;
  • Family Medicine;
  • Community primary care practices;
  • General Surgery;
  • General Pediatrics and subspecialty areas of GI, Endocrinology, Neurology, Rheumatology, and the Kirch Developmental Center;
  • The Perinatal Consultation Clinic and the Ob/Gyn Department;
  • Transplant programs, including the Liver, Kidney and Heart programs, also the LVAD program;
  • Neurology including Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, and Memory Care;
  • The Cancer Center;
  • Pain Medicine;
  • Eating Disorders.

The Department has other longstanding services:

  • Family and Marriage Therapy Service;
  •  The Deaf Wellness Service, providing mental health care to deaf patients in Rochester which has the largest deaf population per capita in the nation;
  • Lazos Fuertes, a mental health service for Spanish-speaking patients;
  • Strong Recovery, the Department’s outpatient chemical dependency treatment program.  

Post-residency, there are 4 Fellowships for those wishing to deepen their training: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry. And efforts are underway to establish an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. 

The Department is a training site for Social Work trainees and has a training program in Psychology, affording opportunities for interdisciplinary work.