MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER
Montefiore Medical Center
, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
is one of the nation's leading voluntary institutions for patient care, teaching, and research.
This renowned academic medical center has campuses in the
northern and eastern Bronx (an ethnically diverse county of 1.2 million people) ranks in the top one
percent of U.S. hospitals for investments in medical innovation and cutting edge technology.
Nationally and internationally recognized clinicians provide the newest and most effective care
for patients such as the groundbreaking separation of the Aguirre twins.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MMC, is ranked by U.S. News and World Report
as one of the leading departments in the U.S., offers children, adolescents, adults and the elderly
expert psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of unparalleled quality and sophistication.
has a 22-bed inpatient unit (with state of the art psychiatric and neuro-psychiatric services) and
programs including closely supervised psychotherapy services, a research oriented depression
and anxiety clinic, an HIV/AIDS mental health program, a suicide intervention program for adolescents
and adults, addictions services, and specialized child and adolescent as well as geriatric mental
health services. An extensive psychosomatic medicine service responds to requests from all hospital
departments, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), our new modern children's
hospital adjoining Montefiore Medical Center. A 24 hour fully staffed Psychiatric Observation Suite,
provides emergency psychiatric services, including crisis intervention, as well as consultation services
to the adults and children in the adjacent Medical and Pediatric Emergency Rooms, amongst the busiest
in the country.
New York City Children’s Center, Bronx Campus
New York City Children’s Center, Bronx Campus
, unique specialty
facility of the New York State Office of
Mental a Health, is a modern 90-bed hospital
with day treatment programs and an aftercare clinic for mentally ill patients up to 18 years of age.
Comprehensive services using a wide range of treatment approaches are offered to children and their
families. The inpatient experience for the PGY 2 child psychiatry rotation, as well as for the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Child Psychiatry Fellowship program is spent at BCPC.
BRONX PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
Opened on April 1, 1963, Bronx State Hospital was the first facility
of The New York State Department of Mental Hygiene to be planned and built within the catchment area
and community it was designed to serve.
In an attempt to break the old patterns of long-term
confinement, innovative programs were introduced to restore patients to functioning levels
the institution. As the facility
expanded and new treatment modalities reduced the average length of patient stay, the hospital's
catchment area expanded to include the entire borough-close to 1.5
Nevertheless. the hospital continues to be a community- oriented,
institution, working in close liaison with local facilities and a network of satellite clinics
offering day and after care.
In 1966, Einstein and Bronx State Hospital affiliated, marking the first catchment hospital of the
State Department of Mental Hygiene to affiliate with a major medical school. In May 1974, its
name was changed to
Bronx Psychiatric Center
Presently, the inpatient service has a census of approximately 350. There are wards, which are divided
into special units, including admissions, research, and bilingual. The core training experience occurs
on one specially staffed long-term psychodynamically oriented training ward.
SUE GOLDING GRADUATE DIVISION OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
The Sue Golding Division of Einstein provides advanced study and research training under the direction
of a distinguished faculty of basic research scientists. Affiliation with this medical science
division brings an array of scientific faculty and resources to students that is unavailable
elsewhere. The breadth of scientific expertise and the number of faculty gives trainees much-needed
individual attention and also affords them a rich selection of laboratory opportunities.
It is a
given that basic science at Einstein has, at its core, a mission to provide a firm foundation in
medical research. Thus residents may arrange special research electives
in any of the ten Sue Golding
- Anatomy and structural biology
- Cell Biology
- Developmental and Molecular Biology
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Molecular Genetics
- Molecular pharmacology
- Physiology and Biophysics.
SOUND VIEW THROGS NECK COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
The Sound View Throgs Neck Community Mental Health Center was established on June 1, 1967 to provide
comprehensive mental health services to persons residing in the Sound View and Throgs Neck sections
of the Bronx. The Center is a program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The overall goal of the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC)
is to facilitate and achieve client integration into the community while promoting optimal functioning
and participation in community activities. The CMHC philosophy is a plan of treatment that is
individualized, longitudinal and evolves according to the patient's needs. Treatment is continually
reassessed and adjusted over time with the ultimate purpose being the facilitation of independence in
a supportive context. The treatment mirrors the illness-it is longitudinal and cyclic; and although
treatment may be protracted, it is not necessarily life long.
The Center is committed to providing a
wide array of mental health services to all individuals. The Center has two Outpatient Adult Programs,
A Continuing Day Treatment program, a Geriatric Program, a Bridger Program, and an Onsite School
Program. The staff includes psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, activity therapists, nurses,
community mental health workers and a psychiatric rehabilitation worker.
The major premise of treatment
at Sound View is to prevent unnecessary hospitalization. This is achieved through proactive
intervention and stabilization via medication adjustment, patient education and continuous monitoring
of patient stability when in a vulnerable state. Hospitalization, when needed is provided in a least
disruptive, supportive manner with a return to the community support team immediately following
inpatient treatment. The treatment follows the client in a "seamless", uninterrupted fashion.
FOUR WINDS PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Four Winds Hospital is a 115 bed, six-unit, private psychiatric hospital located in
Northern Westchester County (an approximate 30 minute drive from the College of Medicine).
Four Winds offers psychiatric services to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Inpatient
treatment services include short- term stays and evaluations, specialized adolescent programs,
and tracks for patients with substance abuse or eating disorders, and psychiatric trauma and abuse.
Outpatient treatment services include the Alcohol/chemical
Dependency Program and Evaluation
and Consultation Service, offered at the New York City office.
Four Winds is available to residents as an elective training site, and opportunities for reimbursed
night coverage are available to our senior residents.
ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY CENTER FOR RESEARCH
IN MENTAL RETARDATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The Kennedy Center brings together scientists and clinicians with broad interests in the genetic,
prenatal, biochemical, neurological, psychological, and environmental aspects of mental retardation
and human development.
Additionally, the Kennedy Center houses the major diagnostic and treatment program for handicapped
children in the Bronx, and is a resource for relating research findings to clinical practice
and training. Clinical and preclinical departments of the College of Medicine and appropriate
graduate schools of Yeshiva University participate in the multidisciplinary research and
research-training programs of the Center.