Program Director’s Message

Thank you for your interest in our brand new Psychiatry Residency program in beautiful Central New York.  Based out of the Faxton St Luke’s Hospital, part of the Mohawk Valley Health System, our program has been designed to give residents a comprehensive education in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, emphasizing a broad-based model of integrated clinical bio-psycho-socio-cultural instruction.

We aim to graduate well-rounded general Psychiatrists with the necessary cognitive knowledge, skills and confidence to begin independent practice in any community, rural or urban area.  During their training, residents will engage in a clinical and didactic schedule that will expose them to the core content of psychiatric medicine and allow for progressive responsibility in the care of patients, the supervision of junior residents, the teaching of peers and medical students, and the administration of comprehensive behavioral health programs.

Our primary goal is to train physicians who connect to our community and are devoted to serving the people in our region and surrounding areas. We have the privilege of being part of a network of multiple behavioral health services spread across Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Onondaga Counties, and as such, have the support of such organizations as Helio Health and The Neighborhood Center to share resources and training sites.

The future of both healthcare in Central New York and the growth of Utica as a whole is exciting as we look forward to the opening of The Wynn Hospital in 2023, the first new hospital in New York State in over 30 years, and the changes undergoing the city with the Utica Downtown Revitalization Initiative.  These investments from our State capital will help to enhance local quality of life, build both economic and healthcare resources and help to make even stronger the diverse community known as Utica.     

I thank you for your interest in our Psychiatry program and look forward to meeting you in the future.

Tayo Obatusin, MC, FAPA

– Tayo Obatusin, MD, FAPA