Educational Facilities | Athletic Facilities | Volunteer Opportunities
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.
Founded in 1766, Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate; postdoctoral fellowships to residencies; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital a 600 bed facility located in New Brunswick, is the School’s primary teaching hospital and the major tertiary care referral facility in central New Jersey, housing 34 accredited residency training programs.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
is a 551 bed community hospital located just two miles from the ocean. As a major affiliate of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a center of healing and learning. The Medical Center focuses on quality, efficiency, and access, with a vision to create the premier integrated health system committed to medical and professional education and dedicated to the values of professional excellence with personal concern.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s inpatient psychiatric unit is a 25 bed voluntary unit, which treats adults suffering from psychiatric and emotional disorders. The primary therapeutic services include: individual counseling, creative/expressive therapy, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, group therapy, family therapy, drug and alcohol education and a wide variety of educational programs. Jersey Shore University Medical Center also houses a child/adolescent day program, an active geriatric service and a busy psychiatric emergency room.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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, they 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.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, and hosts centers and institutes including The Cardiovascular Institute, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. 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.
Previously an academic unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School transferred to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, on July 1, 2013.
Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System
The residents in our program rotate through the Lyons campus. Currently, the Lyons division operates 569 hospital beds, a 240-bed Nursing Home Care Unit, and an 82-bed domiciliary. 180 psychiatric beds serve a sub-acute and chronic population. The outpatient clinics provide for approximately 65,000 visits per year.
The Veterans Affairs New Jersey HealthCare System (VA NJHCS) is a recently consolidated facility comprised of two main campuses, one in East Orange and the other in Lyons, New Jersey.
In addition to general medical, psychiatry, and long-term care, a full range of medical and surgical subspecialty care is provided to veterans of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. Special programs and initiatives include a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Unit, Alzheimer’s Disease Unit, Homeless Domiciliary Program, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Unit, Home-Based Primary Care, Persian Gulf Family Support Program, Hemodialysis Program, Women’s Health Services, and Low Vision Center.
The Library of Science and Medicine
The Library of Science and Medicine in Piscataway contains over 2,000,000 bound volumes and over 1,000,000 government documents, pamphlets, maps and other materials. Periodical holdings are particularly strong in older, as currently published journals. An excellent reference collection includes most of the indexing and abstracting titles important to the sciences.
Although each hospital houses its own library, they are all interconnected and interlibrary loans, MEDLINE searches, and other access to materials and services beyond any individual library can be arranged through the reference department.
The media library houses a teaching collection of 1,800 audiovisual productions consisting of self-instructional packages, audiocassettes, audiotapes, videocassettes, slides, motion pictures, filmstrips, microfiches and microforms.
Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare
UBHC is the primary training site for the program and maintains ongoing collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to provide extensive training for medical students as well as graduate students in psychology, social work, and psychiatric nursing. University Behavioral HealthCare is part of the largest network of behavioral health professionals in the state of New Jersey, with outpatient offices located throughout New Jersey and 56 inpatient psychiatric beds (24 adult and 32 child/adolescent), and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. At UBHC, experienced professionals provide a broad range of behavioral health and addiction services.
Capital Health Systems at Fuld
Capital Health Systems at Fuld is a 293 bed acute private non-profit general hospital, with a 28 bed inpatient psychiatric locked unit. In addition the hospital has a 24-hour psychiatric emergency service that provides emergency screening services for all of Mercer County. The psychiatric service also provides consultation/liaison for the medical and surgical floors throughout the hospital.
Capital Health Systems at Fuld is located approximately 30 miles from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Adjacent to the Rutgers University Campus, residents are entitled to the use of the Rutgers' four athletic facilities. These facilities include state of the art equipment, four Olympic size swimming pools and a variety of health and fitness programs and access to the golf course.
PRAXIS (Psychiatry Residents Advancing Exposure to Interested Students) Student Interest Group
Residents act to cultivate medical student interest in the field of psychiatry. The group meets quarterly per year.
Medical Student Run Clinic (MS1-4)
Residents volunteer to perform psychiatric evaluations on patients as well as teaching medical students on the various psychiatric diseases.
Walk for the Mental Health Association of New Jersey
Opportunity in which residents raise funding and awareness for the mentally ill.