Clinical Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

Clinical Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

We offer a 1-Year Clinical Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry under the directorship of Sheldon Benjamin, MD and under the supervision of Drs. Benjamin and Eisenstock. Drs. Benjamin and Eisenstock are board certified in both Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Benjamin's training consisted of residency training in psychiatry and neurology and fellowship training in behavioral neurology. Dr. Eisenstock is a graduate of the UMass Combined Neurology/Psychiatry Program. The UMass Neuropsychiatry Fellowship is accredited by the United Council on Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) and graduates are eligible to apply for the UCNS subspecialty examination in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Neuropsychiatry fellows serve as neuropsychiatric consultant in the UMass Neuropsychiatry teaching clinics. Fellows are expected to complete an academic project during the year and serve as teachers for general psychiatry residents and medical students in addition to their clinical responsibilities. Membership in the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) This link goes to an external web siteis strongly recommended.

Application Process

Fellowship applicants must complete an ACGME approved residency in psychiatry or neurology and obtain a full Massachusetts medical license. Applicants must submit a PDF Icon UMass GME application form(available from the Office of Psychiatric Education and Training); 3 letters of reference, including one from their training director and one from a behavioral neurologist or neuropsychiatrist familiar with their work if possible; copies of medical school deans letter and transcript; copies of USMLE parts 1, 2, and 3 scores; copy of ECFMG certificate if applicable; copy of license; CV; and a letter describing their interest in neuropsychiatry. For questions or to receive an application form and information packet, contact Vickie White, Psychiatry Training Coordinator. 

Neuropsychiatry Teaching Clinics

UMass Memorial Healthcare Neuropsychiatry Referral Center 
An outpatient neuropsychiatry clinic which serves as the primary site for evaluation and followup of Neuropsychiatry patients at UMass Memorial Healthcare. The Neuropsychiatry Referral Center is located in the UMMHC Neurology Clinic and is under the supervision of Sheldon Benjamin, MD and Jordan Eisenstock, MD.

Psychiatric Treatment Center Neuropsychiatry consultation service 
The Psychiatric Treatment Center (PTC) is the public sector admissions unit for the Central Massachusetts area. The Neuropsychiatry consultation service provides all neurological consultations to the PTC.

The Evergreen Center 
A residential school for neurodevelopmental disabilities located in Milford, MA. Neuropsychiatry trainees join Dr. Benjamin in providing neuropsychiatric consultation and followup services to students at the school.

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital Neuropsychiatry Consultation Clinic
An inpatient neuropsychiatry/neurology consultation service under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin. The WRCH is a brand new 320-bed public sector mental health facility that opened to patients on 10/2/12.

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital 
An inpatient rehabilitation hospital with a busy neurorehabilitation service under the direction of Jordan Eisenstock, MD. Fairlawn Rehab is an excellent place for neuropsychiatry trainees to become familiar with the neuropsychiatric sequelae of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other CNS disorders.

Weekly Didactic Program

Neuropsychiatry journal club/tutorial
Biological psychiatry seminar
Neuroradiology conference
Psychiatry and Neurology grand rounds
Clinical Neuroscience Course

Neurodiagnostic Electives

Fellows rotate for one half day for three months each to Neuroradiology (reading MRI/CT), Nuclear Medicine (reading brain SPECT/PET scans), Neurodiagnostic Center (reading EEG), and Neuropsychology.