Columbia University Medical Center
NYP Psychiatry Among the Top Ranked in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals
Ranked #1 in Research Funding
National Institutes of Health
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

From the Director and Associate Directors

Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD
Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Education
Director of Residency Training

 

Deborah Cabaniss, MD
Deborah Cabaniss, MD
Associate Director of Residency Training
Director of Psychotherapy Training
 
E. David Leonardo, MD
E. David Leonardo, MD
Associate Director of Residency Training
Director of Neuroscience and Research Training

 

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Psychiatry Residency Program at Columbia University. Our mission is to train residents to become outstanding clinicians, researchers, and teachers, who will find fulfillment in their work and make meaningful contributions to the field. We know that these goals require psychological and emotional awareness, thorough knowledge of the neurosciences, and well-practiced clinical skills. To this end, we foster the professional and personal growth of our residents through close supervisory relationships with faculty, process groups with other residents, facilitation of personal psychotherapy, and an open-door policy for problem-solving with Chief Residents, faculty and us. In addition, we have an extensive didactic program that is broad-based and updated yearly in response to detailed resident feedback. We believe that the key to creating an excellent academic training program is to provide an environment that is supportive, rich in choices, allows for protected class and research time, and brimming with dedicated mentorship. Columbia's Residency Training Program provides all of these and more.

Each day our jobs are exciting because we have the opportunity to work with an incredibly talented and dedicated group of residents and faculty. We strongly believe that our program is enriched by its amazing diversity. Each resident brings unique strengths and viewpoints, and, with this in mind, we continually refine the program to meet their individual educational needs. We are dedicated to providing the best educational experience possible, and to helping our residents realize their fullest potential. Our faculty, many of them graduates of our residency, is equally committed to the education of future generations of psychiatrists. We are delighted that you are interested in our training program, and we look forward to showing you what makes it so outstanding!

 

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