Academic Psychiatry at Brookdale

From the beginning, Brookdale’s mission was not only to care for its patients, but to train the next generation of physicians. In order to practice psychiatry, graduates of medical schools must train as residents alongside and under the supervision of more experienced psychiatrists for a minimum of four years. Brookdale’s psychiatry department is proud to include not only a fully accredited general psychiatry residency program with 20 residents, but also an advanced fellowship training in the sub-specialty of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, with 6 fellows.
In addition, the department provides an in-depth clerkship training to medical and physician assistant students, as well as an externship for graduates seeking experience in psychiatry prior to residency.

A Message from the Chair

Jason Hershberger, MD

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Welcome to Brookdale’s Psychiatry department!  At its foundation the
department is a multidisciplinary team, focused on delivering state of the art
behavioral health care to the people of Brooklyn, while training the next
generation of providers to continue that work.
It has been my distinct pleasure to nurture the faculty, staff, residents and students of the department in pursuit of that mission because Brookdale is a place where we make a crucial difference in our patient’s lives.
We strive to make that impact by coupling advances in the scientific understanding of the mind and behavior with a compassionate touch.  Our patients often have incredible struggles, but we are there to help them on their path to recovery.
I invite you to meet our multi-cultural, multinational team of residents and fellows.   All are eager to learn from our patients, our faculty, and each other.  Our residents and fellows are clinician-educators and all teach our medical students from U.S. and International Medical schools.  Graduates from our psychiatry residency have gone on to prestigious fellowships at Mount Sinai, Yale, Duke, and Stanford.  Graduates of our Child fellowship are now members of New York University’s Center for Children’s Studies.  All of our graduates are well trained to tackle the challenges of delivering mental health care now and in the future.  I hope you will consider joining our team.

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