Columbia Psychiatry's core focus is on physician education and research training, with outstanding programs for medical students, residents, and young researchers. Clinical programs use the combined resources of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, and New York Presbyterian Hospital to provide locations for teaching and exposure to patients. We also provide programs for psychology, social work, nursing and other disciplines, as well as an extensive program of staff training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. We oversee an extensive medical student curriculum in psychiatry at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons.
A measure of the program's quality is that our recruitment rate into psychiatry is double the national average. Affiliated training programs range from the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research to the Traineeship in Neurobiology in the world-renowned Center for Neurobiology and Behavior.