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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

Wun Jung Kim, MD, MPH

Chief and Program Director

E-mail:wk138@rwjms.rutgers.edu

 

 

Kerri Kawiecki

Program Coordinator

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
671 Hoes Lane West, D409
Piscataway, NJ 08854

E-mail: kk836@rutgers.edu
Phone: 732-235-4295
Fax: 732-235-3923

 

 

About our Program

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is a recognized medical subspecialty within psychiatry that specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychopathological disorders of children, adolescents, and their families. Our two year program is academically based and is designed to provide a well-balanced educational clinical training experience that fulfills the requirements established by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Rotations

Our clinical rotations and curriculum are designed to provide our trainees with an excellent clinical training experience that produces highly qualified child and adolescent psychiatrists who have a superior medical knowledge base, excellent clinical skills, and the ability to effectively apply those skills in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.

  • The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic provides psychiatric evaluations, treatments and the pharmacologic management of childhood mental disorders. It accepts referrals from other physicians and mental health professionals for the consultation and/or joint management of cases. Fellows and residents in training provide care under the direct supervision of the attending physician/faculty member. The faculty and trainees also provide clinical services in various settings, inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and pediatric consultation/liaison services at University Behavioral Health Care (Rutgers), Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, University Correctional Health Care- Juvenile Justice Commission (UBHC/Rutgers), Children’s Specialized Hospital and others. The services emphasize multimodal and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment, and collaboration with the family, school and community.

 

Didactics

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows attend a comprehensive lecture and seminar series covering all aspects of the field. In the various rotations offered, fellows will also develop their teaching skills by supervising medical students and junior residents.

Research

The fellows have the opportunity to partake in active research and are encouraged to initiate investigative endeavors. This includes a variety of clinical research project areas including autism and coping skills across various settings that provide hands-on experience in developing and implementing clinical research in child and adolescent mental health.

  • The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry division participates in a variety of research programs including in learning disorders, autism, asthma, etc.  We also strive to participate/collaborate with researchers of Rutgers University, such as Department of Genetics, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, etc.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed at least PGY-3 in an accredited psychiatry program, must have passed the USMLE Step 3, and must be eligible for a New Jersey medical license or a New Jersey permit prior to enrollment.