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Program Highlights:

  • NRMP match only.

  • Qualifications for an interview are as follows:

  • Comlex 1&2: 450

  • PE: Pass

  • ​USMLE1 &2 : 220

  • ​CE: Pass

  • 4 Years from Medical school

  • ​IMG’s must have green card or be a US citizen

  • IMG's out of school more than 3 years must have USMLE 1, 2 and 3 all passing on the first attempt

  • ​Please apply through ERAS

A Welcome from the Program Director:

Thank you for your interest in the Psychiatry Residency at Arnot Health. Our program started as an AOA residency in 2014, and we converted to a fully approved ACGME residency in 2017.


This beginning cultivated a residency that incorporates the osteopathic principle of caring for patients as a fully integrated unit of mind and body, combining spiritual and mental health with the biomedical model of allopathic medicine. Our goal is to help our residents become well-rounded psychiatrists who balance excellent patient care with their own wellbeing, collaboration with colleagues, and education of future generations.



We prioritize the training, education, and wellbeing of our residents. Caseloads are manageable, and ample time is given for evaluation and administrative duties. On busy services, residents work together in a collaborative healthcare team to ensure adequate workload with meaningful educational experiences. Some flexibility in scheduling is designed to allow pace increase or decrease based on where a particular resident might be in her/his training. Light moonlighting is an option to senior residents in several settings to augment resident confidence in practice.

Our program is structured to ensure all requirements are met by the end of the third year, allowing easy transition to fellowships for residents who choose to pursue the path of child and adolescent psychiatry. Rotations occur at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY as well as at the state hospital, Elmira Psychiatric Center. This gives residents experience with a wide range of psychiatric presentations with great socioeconomic diversity. We have the option of multiple elective rotations such as experiences at the local eating disorder partial hospitalization program Sol Stone or with the Chemung County Assertive Community Treatment team. Our residents also get exposed to new and emerging treatment modalities, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and Spravato treatments.


Our faculty all share an enthusiasm for educating residents through informal and formal modalities. We have a structured didactic curriculum that has been expanding with the addition of an academic chief resident. We have psychologists on staff who provide both individual and group supervision for psychotherapy. Residents are also actively engaged in providing education for medical students, in didactics, and in presenting Morbidity and Mortality conferences that have resulted in lasting improvements for the institution. The availability of research fellows enhances resident engagement in a wide range of research projects, some of which have been published and presented at national conferences.


We are pleased with your interest in our program, and we look forward to welcoming a diverse group of unique, capable, and industrious residents who will contribute to our collegiate psychiatry family.

Hannah Bushnell, DO
Program Director and Vice Department Chair

Psychiatry Faculty

William George, DO
Dept. Chairman

Medical Education:

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Med.

Lewisburg, WV


Arnot Ogden Medical Center

Elmira, NY

Hannah Bushnell, DO
Program Director and
Dept. Vice Chair

Medical Education:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA


Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY

Mihai Dascalu, MD
Associate Program Director

Medical Education:

Carol Davila University,

Bucharest, Romania 


(Family Practice) Carol Davila University, Bucharest, Romania

 (Psychiatry) Washington University,

St Louis, MO.

Kurt Hahn, M.D.

Medical Education:

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Rootstown, Ohio


Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, Ohio

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Subhi Islam, DO

Medical Education:

LECOM at Erie, PA


Arnot Ogden Medical Center

Elmira, NY


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Paul Povinelli, MA, PhD

Medical Education:

University of Southern California


California State University, Northridge Clinic

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Janny Rivera, DO

Medical Education:

Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine


Arnot Ogden Medical Center

 Elmira, NY

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Daniel Louie, DO

Medical Education:

LECOM at Erie, PA


Arnot Ogden Medical Center

 Elmira, NY

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Sampath Neerukonda, MD
Medical Director, Arnot Health Behavioral Science Center

Medical Education:

Kakatiya Medical College, Warrangal AP, India


Mt. Sinai

New York, NY


Columbia University, Geriatric Psychiatry

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Razaullah Kahn, MD

Medical Education:

Dow Medical College


Nassau County Medical Center


Behavioral Neurology at SUNY

Stony Brook

Other Faculty

Donald Foster, DO

Saeed-Uz Kahn, MD

Psychiatry Residents


​Rotation Structure

The Psychiatry rotation provides clinical experience with the evaluation and management of acute and chronic psychiatric diseases. Residents will care for patients with a variety of psychiatric conditions and upon graduation will be well prepared for academic psychiatry, private practice psychiatry, or public sector psychiatry.

PGY-1: First Year Rotations (13 blocks per academic year)

  • 3 Internal Medicine

  • 2 Neurology

  • 3 Psychiatry Inpatient (St. Joseph Hospital)

  • 3 Psychiatry Inpatient (EPC)

PGY-2: Second Year Rotations (13 blocks per academic year)

  • 2-3 Child & Adolescence Psychiatry

  • 1 Geriatrics Psychiatry

  • 1-2 Addiction Psychiatry (New Dawn)

  • 3 Emergency Psychiatry

  • 2-3 Consult Liaison

PGY-3: Third Year Rotations (13 blocks per academic year)

  • 13  Outpatient Psychiatry

PGY-4: Fourth Year Rotations (13 blocks per academic year)

  • 3 Senior Resident Rotations/Junior Attending Inpatient

  • Continuity Clinic Outpatient Psychiatry

  • Research and Electives

  • Administrative Rotations

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