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Division of Education & Training

The Education Division of the Department of Psychiatry of the New Jersey Medical School is committed to promoting excellence in the field of psychiatric education. The division relies on a faculty of dedicated and talented educators who, in the majority of cases, are also skillful clinicians. Our evidence-based curricula offer cutting edge knowledge and teaching modalities, and emphasizes balance among the biological, psychological and social sciences.

The main components of our division are:

1) Residency Training Program  

 

The program is a fully accredited four year residency training program in general adult psychiatry.    It is committed to providing a comprehensive education in all the important treatment modalities including psychopharmacology, the psychotherapies, and ECT.   Philosophically, the residency is founded upon the bio-psycho-social model, which is reflected in the didactic and supervisory experience.

2) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program  

 

A fully accredited, two-year residency training program in child and adolescent psychiatry is offered.   Entrance to the program commonly follows completion of the PGY-3 year, but exceptions are tailored to the individual needs of the applicant. The training is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills essential for future effectiveness in academic and practice settings.

 

3) Medical Student Education Programs   

 

The medical student education program consists of learning experiences in the first and third years.   The Mind, Brain and Behavior course teaches neurological and psychological sciences together in an integrated fashion to first year medical students.   A clerkship is provided in the third year. Both experiences are provided through a collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience.

 

4) Psychology Internship Program

A psychology internship program is offered in collaboration with University Behavioral Healthcare.

 

5) Grand Rounds

Our visiting lecturer series runs from September through late May/early June. The series covers a wide variety of topics which are presented by experts from across the country as well as our own faculty.