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Psychiatry Residency Program-At-A-Glance

Our Psychiatry Residency provides a clinically stimulating and academically challenging curriculum with supportive, individualized attention to help you achieve a fulfilling career in Psychiatry.

Meet Our Team

Steven Fischel, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director

Sonia Riyaz, MD
Associate Residency Program Director

Debra Bibeau, C-TAGME
Program Administrator

By the Numbers

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Number of residents/class: 4 | Total number of residents: 16
  • Number of Faculty: 28
  • Faculty sub-specialties include: Psychosomatic Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residencies: 10
  • Number of fellowships: 22

Curriculum Summary

  • PGY1: Internal Medicine (3), Emergency Medicine (1), Neurology (2), Substance Abuse (1), Inpatient Psychiatry (3), Emergency Psychiatry (1), Geriatric Psychiatry (1)
  • PGY2: Inpatient Psychiatry (6 months), Consultation Psychiatry (3 months), Child PHP(3 months 3/4 time) and Outpatient Psychiatry (3 months, 1/4 time)
  • PGY3: Outpatient Psychiatry (12 months, 80% Adult; 20% Child), Forensic Psychiatry (1 day/week for 1 month)
  • PGY4: Outpatient Psychiatry (12 months—half-time), Elective: Chief Residencies, Consultation Psychiatry, Combat-related PTSD, Women's Mental Health, Administrative Psych, Student Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, Research (12 months—half-time)

Resident Life

Benefits & Facilities

  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Electronic Medical Record