Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry
Message from the Chairman
Welcome to the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry website. I am glad to provide you with a brief introduction to our department and hope that you will explore our website.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was founded in 1966 and is located adjacent to the Rutgers University Campus. It was originally the Rutgers Medical School but became part of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 1975. In July of 2013 we once again became part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act.
As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school's principal affiliate, we comprise New Jersey's premier academic medical center. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.
The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway, and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs.
The Department of Psychiatry has an energetic and productive faculty who are devoted to our core missions of teaching, research, patient care and community service. We have an excellent student body and a superb group of residents. Our clinical and research resources are broad based and make for a top notch academic atmosphere. Here is a brief review of some of the priorities of the Department.
So, I am confident that we have a vibrant Department with many strengths. If you are a potential trainee, be sure that your experience will be second to none. If you are a patient, we will provide state of the art treatment in a respectful and caring atmosphere. If you are someone interested in research, we can provide the academic community in which you can prosper. And, if you are interested in community service, we can provide you with the opportunity to contribute to the care of individuals with many needs.