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SUNY Downstate
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Offering clinical services, education and research opportunities in the only university department of psychiatry in Brooklyn.

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SUNY Downstate Psychiatry walking team at 2013 AFSP
Graduate Education
The General Psychiatry Residency
Training Program

The only university based program in Brooklyn offering a total of 48 residents training in general psychiatry, at multiple sites, each offering unique educational experiences.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Offering the opportunity to work in a public hospital setting with experiences in a full continuum of care and rich didactic exposure.

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Clinical Services
A Quick Guide for Patients

Providing a wide range of services aimed at promoting and caring for the mental health of all people.

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Save the Date

Grand Rounds

Complete Grand Rounds list of upcoming lectures (PDF).


Institute on Psychiatric Services Meeting
October 30 – November 2, 2014
San Francisco, California

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry

"In order to cure the human body, it is necessary to have knowledge of the whole of things."


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Downstate is among the largest and most diverse in the country. As the only public medical school Department of Psychiatry in New York City, and the only University Department of Psychiatry in Brooklyn, New York's most populous borough, we have a complex, multidimensional mission.