Frequently Asked Questions




Is the Saint Joseph’s Psychiatry Residency Program new?

Yes, the NYMC at Saint Joseph’s Psychiatry Residency Program received its initial accreditation by ACGME  in July 2022. We plan to start with our inaugural class of PGY-1 residents in July 2023.

How large is the residency program?

Our four year residency program consists of 4 residents in each year for a total of 16 residents.

How many other residents train at Saint Joseph's? 

The Saint Joseph’s Psychiatry Residency Program will be the 3rd Residency Program at Saint Joseph’s. Saint Joseph’s has had a Family Medicine Residency Program for 40 years. There are 10 Family Medicine Residents per year for a total of 30 residents. Psychiatry and Family Medicine residents will work together on the internal medicine and partial hospitalization rotations. Saint Joseph’s also has a Podiatry Residency program specializing in surgery of the foot and ankle. 

What are the benefits of being part of a new program?

Excitement, opportunity, and voice. Being part of something new can induce anxiety but it is also very exciting.  Our faculty has been hard at work developing the program and is very enthusiastic to begin teaching residents.  There is opportunity to help to develop a fantastic and well-rounded residency program.  We are committed to refining the program and strive for continued improvement.  An essential part of making a great program is resident voice. 

What is unique about Saint Joseph’s Psychiatry Residency Program? 

We are a small program with lots of opportunities. We have strong faculty in addiction medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatrics, and community psychiatry. We have a number of unique clinical programs which residents will have an opportunity to rotate through as part of core rotations or electives including our intermediate care inpatient unit, specialized geriatric and adolescent inpatient units, and community based outpatient programs including the crisis response and prevention team, intensive adolescent outpatient services, and PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services).  Another unique aspect of the program is that you will have the experience of working both in an urban setting at the Saint Joseph’s campus in Yonkers and in a suburban setting at our St. Vincent’s campus in Harrison.

What is life like outside of residency?

We understand that you will work hard as a resident but we also understand that resident wellness is essential to developing excellent psychiatrists.  We are fortunate to have an amazing suburban location for our training program.  Westchester County is composed of many diverse cities, towns and villages.  It is bound on one side by the Hudson River and the other by the Long Island Sound. There are many recreational opportunities, including great parks for hiking, biking, water activities, and even skiing as well as many cultural events and festivals. Each town has its own personality, housing options, and restaurants.  If you want to explore further, New York City, with its endless restaurants, shops, arts, and nightlife is only a 30 minute train ride away. And within a few hours are the other major metropolitan areas of the northeast and recreational areas of the shore and the mountains. Whether you venture near or far you will not be bored living in Westchester.

Are residents permitted to moonlight?

While SJMC does not necessarily have moonlighting opportunities to offer residents, the program will allow licensed PGY 3 residents to moonlight after obtaining approval from the Program Director.