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.

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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Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program