The Albany Medical College, founded in 1839, is one of the nation's oldest private medical schools. The College is an academic health sciences center whose mission is providing excellence in medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. As part of a major academic medical complex serving Northeastern New York, Albany Medical Center admits persons of varying backgrounds who present with a wide array of medical and psychiatric problems.
The Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC), a modern and progressive treatment center, is operated by the Office of Mental Health of New York State. The Center serves patients from a nine-county catchment area including a population of approximately one million people. It specializes in treating seriously and persistently mentally ill adults as well as providing outpatient services for children, adolescents, and their families.
As part of the VA Health Care Network of Upstate New York (VISN 2), the goal of the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center is to provide an integrated, accessible continuum of care for veterans from a twenty-county area. Functioning as part of the Center's Behavioral Health Careline, psychology staff provides consultation and psychological intervention for patients from inpatient and outpatient departments across all areas of the hospital.
THE CONSORTIUM CAMPUS
Although we are a consortium, we are fortunate that our facilities are contained within an educational, administrative and research “campus” near Albany's downtown area. All of our training sites are situated within a half mile radius of each other. Throughout the day interns may move from one site to another; however, the maximum travel-time would be a ten-minute walk. Along with the Albany Medical Center, VA and CDPC facilities, the broader campus includes the Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Wadsworth Center, a research-intensive public health laboratory of the New York State Department of Health.