Welcome to the Rutgers NJMS Residency training program in psychiatry. Your medical degree is your gateway to developing an exciting career in the field of your choosing. The world is your oyster. We are happy that you are considering psychiatry. While you may not necessarily know yet what you will specialize in or whether you will choose to become an academician, researcher or a clinician or straddle both worlds, the residency training program at Rutgers can help you acquire the knowledge, skills, experience, confidence and optimism to enter the professional world, prepared and ready.
Our goal is to prepare our residents to be confident psychiatrists, ready for the next step in their careers – be it further training via fellowship, an academic appointment, private practice, or a position as a psychiatrist in an organization or locum tenens. The different paths require different skill sets and we offer each resident the opportunity to develop the specific skill sets they might need.
The primary guiding principle in our program is that the best learning happens in a challenging but supportive atmosphere that provides trainees with autonomy and flexibility. We support our trainees while building their confidence and knowledge base. And, we actively incorporate their feedback and input into their training.
If you join the psychiatry program at Rutgers NJMS, you can be assured that you will be encouraged to reach your full potential not only as a confident psychiatrist but also as a teacher, researcher and leader. As trainees, we often hold ourselves back because we are not sure about our abilities to publish, present, teach, or lead. Our goal is to provide each of you with an opportunity to test your skills and aptitudes and to actively guide you as you develop. Each of you will choose your own path after graduation and we want you to make that choice based on what calls to you and not from fear of the unknown.
We believe that what separates us from other programs is that we truly help each of our trainees hone the specific skills that they want to focus on, while helping them build a solid academic and clinical base. And, we provide ample opportunities to not just teach, but teach well, and to publish and present at national conferences. Further, our residents are actively involved in helping the program evolve and improve. We are starting an annual retreat for residents to brainstorm ideas to improve and update the program. Later, interested residents will have the opportunity to work in an administrative capacity such as partaking in a curriculum overhaul, developing a plan to address issues, and implementing their ideas.
Highlights of some of the experiences you will get at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School include:
Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you.
|Rashi Aggarwal, M.D.
|Nicole Guanci, M.D.
Assistant Director, Residency
|Noah Villegas, M.D.
Assistant Director, Residency
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