We firmly believe in allowing each resident to develop his or her own professional identity. Experience tells us that this produces the best psychiatrists in terms
of clinical acumen, academic abilities, and personal fulfillment. Therefore, tracking in an area of interest is strongly supported at Einstein/MMC.

To this end, we instituted academic tracking and elective opportunities that may begin in the second year of residency and continue throughout all four years of training. This allows residents to pursue areas in which they have an interest, such as child psychiatry, addiction medicine, neuropsychiatry, neuroscience, psychotherapy or research (many areas of basic and clinical research are well represented at Einstein). We pride ourselves on our willingness and ability to meet residents' specific requests for individualized programs of study. Several well-developed elective areas are described below, but options extend beyond the examples cited.

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In addition to the programs outlined above, there are many specialized clinical services that provide exciting opportunities for residents to pursue special interests or enhance expertise in a particular clinical realm.

Some elective experiences that residents have enjoyed include but are not limited to the following: Bariatric surgery, HIV and AIDS Mental Health Program, Women's Health Center, Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, Southeast Asian Refugee Program, PS 8 School Based Mental Health Program, Russian Immigrant Ambulatory Mental Health Program, Empowerment Program for Trauma Survivors with PTSD, Palliative Care, Transplant Services, Sleep Disorders Center, Administrative Psychiatry, Medical Student Education, and Forensic Psychiatry.

In addition, residents can always choose to use elective time to gain additional experience in geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction, emergency psychiatry, etc.