Psychiatry Residency Program Overview


The Psychiatry Residency Program at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) focuses on community and addiction psychiatry. SBELIH is already home to several of the most highly regarded behavioral health programs in Suffolk County. The Stony Brook residency program in psychiatry was accredited in 1978, one of the first four programs in the School of Medicine. While Stony Brook’s psychiatry residency program is well established, this is a new beginning at SBELIH.


I tell the candidates here it’s like having the best of both worlds. You have the small community feel out here, but then at Stony Brook you have access to all of those academic resources. It’s all very exciting.
-Rose Montecalvo, DO, Former resident
ELIH is a hidden gem of a psychiatry program. The diverse experiences that are offered during training give you first-hand knowledge of what it's like to practice psych in academic and community settings. I found the teaching to be incredible and quickly learned how think like a psychiatrist because the attendings give you autonomy to formulate your own assessment/treatment plan starting as a PGY1.
-Michael Parker, DO, Resident


First-year residents complete four months of a Medicine rotation and two months of a Neurology rotation at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH), four months of Inpatient Psychiatry at SBELIH, and two months in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Stony Brook University Hospital. PGY-2 residents spend equal time during clinical rotations at SBELIH and Stony Brook University Hospital. Residents complete their third year of residency at Quannacut Outpatient Services, which helps meet a high demand for behavioral health services on the East End of Long Island. Finally, senior residents take on leadership roles as junior attendings, supervising other residents and medical students. This wide variety of diverse rural, urban, and academic settings offers residents the opportunity to gain a wider scope of experience that better prepares them for practice after residency.