Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The VA Medical Center is a 287-bed major teaching hospital with a 16-bed psychiatric inpatient service, an outpatient division, a clinical psychology division and a day-treatment center.

Residents have a required two-month inpatient rotation during the PGY-1 or 2 years, which they spend doing diagnostic evaluations and treatment of acute inpatients. There is also a two-month rotation in emergency evaluations and crisis intervention. In PGY-3 and 4, residents follow patients in the VA psychopharmacology clinic. A newly established chemical dependency clinic offers PGY-3 and 4 trainees experience in treating substance abuse on an outpatient basis. The VA has an active research program, including an internationally renowned program in neuropsychopharmacology.