Residency Program Overview

Welcome from the Program Director

Dr. Barbara PalmeriWe have attempted to provide you with an overview of our clinical training sites and curriculum. Our residency combines the benefits of a well-rounded curriculum with the opportunity to pursue sought after electives and, in some cases, research experience. Just as important, we provide the opportunity to maintain a balanced lifestyle through our size and location. Our residents can expect strong support from me and our faculty. At the same time, I expect our residents to see themselves as active participants in their education.

I look forward to answering any questions you may have after reviewing our site. Our coordinator, Colleen FitzGerald, the Associate Director, Dr. Aziz, our residents and I certainly hope you will be interested in getting to know us better.

Barbara Palmeri, M.D.

Program Overview

The General Psychiatry Residency program is structured to provide residents with the knowledge and expertise to deliver superior psychiatric care to their patients. These goals are accomplished through a four-year broad-based curriculum, which includes such areas as neuropsychiatry, psychopathology, pharmacology and various psychotherapeutic approaches to their patient. In addition, our program includes education in geriatric, ECT, telepsych, forensic and addiction medicine with the opportunity of various electives in the fourth year of training.

The program gives our residents a sense of fellowship while providing comprehensive didactic and clinical training.

The majority of our graduates pursue postgraduate fellowships. Upon completion of all training, our residents easily pursue either clinical practice or academic/research oriented careers.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is located in thriving central New Jersey, a short drive or train ride from both New York City and Philadelphia. Our immediate area offers an active and diverse academic, cultural, ethnic, entertainment and recreational lifestyle. New Jersey is also the perfect place to raise young families. You are invited to click on  “About New Jersey” on this site to find out more about living and learning in New Jersey.

Program Highlights