The Department of Psychiatry offers a variety of postgraduate subspecialty training programs:
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).
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.
New Brunswick, 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
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The didactic curriculum is unmatched and joins that of the consortium of forensic psychiatry programs in New York City located at Bellevue Hospital.
Rusty Reeves, M.D.
David J. Gerak
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.
The fellowship is a unique non-ACGME accredited one-year fellowship that combines academic and pharmaceutical industry exposure