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.

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).

Click Here to learn more about our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.

Forensic Psychiatry


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 hospital, and private practices of faculty members. The didactic curriculum joins 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, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
Trenton, NJ


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

Block 12 Months
Site Rutgers University Correctional Health Care Ann Klein Forensic Center

Various Sites

Rotation Name Correctional Forensic Inpatient Private Practice
% of Weekly Rotation Time



Forensic Inpatient


Private Practice


% Outpatient 50% 0% 100%


The didactic curriculum is unmatched and joins that of the consortium of forensic psychiatry programs in New York City located at Bellevue Hospital.

Contact Information

Rusty Reeves, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Rutgers RWJMS
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
671 Hoes Lane West, D325
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 973-632-3194
Fax: 732-235-4649

David J. Gerak
Fellowship Coordinator
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Rutgers RWJMS
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
671 Hoes Lane West, D325
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-235-4433
Fax: 732-235-4649

Applicants can download the application form, a checklist of supplemental requirements, and application instructions here. Please note that these links contain documents housed at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law website.

Pharmaceutical Medicine Fellowship

The fellowship is a unique non-ACGME accredited one-year fellowship that combines academic and pharmaceutical industry exposure

  • The fellowship is a partnership with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc. and is intended to provide training in the working environment and the role of physicians in the pharmaceutical industry.  
  • Fellows gain experience in the design and execution of clinical trials and participate in industry meetings related to clinical and regulatory issues, publications and product development.