Fellowships

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.  See below to learn more about our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.

Forensic Psychiatry

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.  See below to learn more about our Forensic Psychitry Fellowship.

Pharmaceutical Medicine Fellowship

This non-ACGME accredited fellowship provides a unique and exciting one-year experience that combines academic and industry exposure for the early career Psychiatrist.  The fellowship was developed by the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry in partnership with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc. and is intended to provide training in and exposure to various aspects of both the working environment and the role of a physician in the pharmaceutical industry.  At the completion of this program, the fellow should expect to have gained experience in the design and execution of clinical trials and have participated in industry team meetings related to clinical and regulatory issues, publications and product development.  The fellow will attend an external clinical development training course and will be expected to prepare and present at least one abstract at a scientific meeting.  Additionally, the fellow will participate in psychopharmacologic training and patient care at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

The successful applicant will be board eligible at the start of this one-year program.  Additionally, the applicant must be eligible to obtain a New Jersey license to practice medicine.  The trainee will spend 70% time at Otsuka and 30% time at nearby Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and enjoy the benefits of living in central New Jersey, equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia.

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Child and 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.

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Rusty Reeves, M.D.
Program Director
Cell:  973-632-3194
E-mail:  reevesdo@ubhc.rutgers.edu

Colleen Kenna FitzGerald
Administrative Coordinator
671 Hoes Lane West
Room D325
Piscataway, NJ 08854
E-mail:  fitzgeck@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Office:  732-235-4433
Fax:      732-235-4649

Click here for our program application form.

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. 

Campus Locations

Piscataway and New Brunswick, NJ

Rotations

University Correctional Healthcare (UCHC) - Newark, Trenton, Clinton, Bordentown, and Jamesburg
Anne Klein Forensic Center (AKFC) – Trenton
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital – Trenton
Private Practice – various sites in northern and central New Jersey

6 Months 6 Months

Forensic Inpatient (Anne Klein Forensic Center)
40% (2 days per week)

Correctional (University Correctional Healthcare)
40% (2 days per week)

Private Practice (principally civil, various sites)
20% (1 day/week)

Civil Inpatient (Trenton Psychiatric Hospital)
40% (2 days per week)

Correctional (University Correctional Healthcare)
40% (2 days per week)

Private Practice (principally civil, various sites)
20% (1 day per week)

 

Didactics

Lectures will take place with the consortium of NYC forensic psychiatry fellowships, at Bellevue Hospital in NYC