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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.  
  • Medicine in Psychiatry unit (MIPS)

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 UR Medicine Gender Wellness, Obstetrics & Gynecology clinics
  • 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 Mobile Crisis Team
  • Highland Family Medicine
  • University Counseling Center

The Department has providers ranging from physicians to psychologists to therapists, and is also a training site for Social Work and Psychology trainees. The Department is well-integrated within many facets of UR Medicine. This affords opportunities for inter- and multi-specialty and inter- and multi-disciplinary work.

This means there is 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
  • 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 

After Residency:

There are five Fellowships for those who wish to deepen their training: Addictions Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry.