FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Rusty Reeves, M.D.
Colleen Kenna FitzGerald
About our Program
The Forensic Psychiatry Residency at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Rutgers-RWJMS) offers advanced PGY-V training for psychiatrists who wish to subspecialize in forensic psychiatry. The residency is a one-year full-time program. The core program is the Rutgers-RWJMS General Psychiatry Residency based in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Forensic psychiatry residents will rotate through New Jersey’s correctional 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 program director. The residents, under supervision by the program 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.
Piscataway and New Brunswick, NJ
University Correctional Healthcare (UCHC) - Newark, Trenton, Clinton, Bordentown, and Jamesburg
Lectures will take place with the consortium of NYC forensic psychiatry fellowships, at Bellevue Hospital in NYC