The Department of Psychiatry offers a variety of postgraduate subspecialty training programs:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program provides the opportunity to go beyond the training in general psychiatry to become a highly skilled provider of comprehensive medical care to children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders. To achieve this goal, the training includes a carefully selected array of clinical and didactic experiences that ensure that the trainee will have the knowledge and skill to function with confidence in the wide variety of settings in which today’s child and adolescent psychiatry practices. Click here to learn more about our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
The Forensic Psychiatry fellowship offers advanced training for psychiatrists who wish to subspecialize in forensic psychiatry. Residents will rotate through New Jersey’s prisons, juvenile facilities, state forensic and civil hospitals, and private practices of faculty members. The didactic curriculum will join that of the consortium of forensic psychiatry programs in New York City, thereby providing the fellow both excellent didactic training and connections to one’s professional peers. Participation in research is a required aspect of training, and is readily accomplished with the support of the Forensic Psychiatry Training Director. The fellow under close supervision by the Training Director and other faculty, will develop the skills requisite for the competent practice of forensic psychiatry: diagnostic acumen; logical thought; critical analysis; lucid writing; understanding of the legal framework in which psychiatrists work; and competence in forensic assessments such as competence to stand trial, insanity, and general and sexual dangerousness, among others. Click here to learn more about our Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship.