Thank you for your interest in the Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell Health at Mather Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program. Mather Hospital is warm and friendly community hospital with the strong backing of a large academic institution, which provides seemingly endless opportunities for our residents. Mather accepts six residents per class for a full complement of 24.
Mather provides clinical behavioral health experiences that are 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, quality improvement seminars, and research curriculum that is presented by our expert faculty.
Wellness is valued within our program and emphasized throughout the academic year. Scheduled Wellness days for each PGY class are implemented in order to ensure everyone has adequate time to attend to their own personal wellness needs. The Mather Wellness Committee meets regularly to discuss initiatives to continue to enhance both faculty and resident well-being. All residents have access to a Wellness App at no cost to them, which can develop a specialized Cognitive Behavioral Plan for resident physicians who wish to utilize it. In aligning with our beliefs of valuing a work-life balance, there is no overnight call currently scheduled during any of the PGY years.
Mather’s Psychiatry residency program offers the best of both worlds: A rich clinical experience in a supportive, community-based environment. Resident feedback is valued and sought out frequently in order to enhance the program.
As the primary site for the 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.
Jenna Taglienti, MD