Program Director's Message
Thank you for your interest in the new Stony Brook Medicine SUNY Stony Brook at Mather Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program. While the hospital retains the spirit of a friendly community hospital, it is transforming into a fully functioning academic center of excellence and offers unique opportunities in psychiatric training.
Mather is able to provide clinical behavioral health experience that is both varied and unique. Graduating residents will develop the expertise in caring for psychiatric patients across the clinical, age related and cultural spectrum of presentations. This multidisciplinary and patient centered clinical experience is complemented by a comprehensive and resident centered didactic curriculum.
Psychiatry residents at Mather Hospital benefit from a dedicated “didactic day”. It is our belief that resident learning should be protected from clinical responsibility so that residents are able to focus on the lectures, case conferences, journal clubs and research curriculum that is presented by our expert faculty. Moreover, residents attend a process group weekly in order to give and gain emotional support during the critical formative residency experience. Finally, there is no overnight call currently scheduled.
Mather’s Psychiatry residency program offers the best of both worlds: A rich clinical experience in a supportive, community based environment.
Established under the sponsorship of the prestigious Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Mather will accept 5 residents into its inaugural class on July 1, 2016, with a full complement of 20.
As the primary site for this new psychiatry program, Mather offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for both adolescents and adults, essential to educating residents on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all psychiatric disorders, as well as other common medical and neurological disorders related to the practice of psychiatry. In addition to an inpatient adult psychiatric unit and an adult partial hospitalization program, Mather offers the only adolescent partial hospitalization program and acute care adolescent psychiatric unit in Suffolk County. Mather’s outpatient programs include a mental health clinic, an eating disorders program and a chemical dependency program. Residents will be stepping into an established clinical environment, with ample patient volume to support the variety of clinical experiences.
Mather has committed all necessary resources to ensure an outstanding training environment for residents in the program.
Noam Fast, MD