Resident Awards

The psychiatry residency program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School prepares residents to graduate as national leaders in the field of psychiatry.  We do this by developing residents’ clinical expertise, research and teaching skills, knowledge about governance, and by encouraging them to become involved in professional and academic organizations at the state and national levels.
As a result of our work, our residents have been recognized for outstanding achievement and excellence with the following awards:

National Awards

2017           Psychosocial and Biomedical Medical Student and Resident Poster Competition - American Psychiatric Association – Sebastian Cisneros, MD
2018            Resident Recognition Award - American Psychiatric Association – Zain Khalid, MD
2018            Ruth Fox Scholarship - American Society of Addiction Medicine – Robert Rymowicz, DO
2018            Travel Award - American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry – James Sherer, MD
2018-2020   APA/APAF Diversity Leadership Fellowship - American Psychiatric Association – Sebastian Cisneros, MD
2019            Resident Psychiatric Educator Award - Association for Academic Psychiatry – Zain Khalid, MD
2019            Third Prize, Poster Competition - Indo-American Psychiatric Association – Faisal Kagadkar, MD
2019            Resident Recognition Award, American Psychiatric Association- Rafael Coira, MD JD
2019-2021   APA/APAF Leadership Fellowship - American Psychiatric Association – Robert Rymowicz, DO
2019-2021   APA SAMHSA Minority Fellowship - American Psychiatric Association – Mayowa Olusunmade, MD

Regional Awards
2017            Scholarship Award – New Jersey Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association – Veer Iyer, MD
2017            Extra Mile Award - VA New Jersey Healthcare System – Zain Khalid, MD
2018            Third Prize, Resident Poster Competition - Thomas W. Salmon Award Lecture at the New York Academy of Medicine – Robert Rymowicz, DO
2019            Honorable Mention, Resident Paper Contest - New Jersey Psychiatric Association – Mayowa Olusunmade, MD, and Tooba Qadir, MD

University Awards (Does not include department based awards)
2018            Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Arnold P. Gold Foundation – Sebastian Cisneros, MD
2018            Best Poster - Rutgers Urban Mental Health Conference – Senthil Rajaram, MD
2018            GME Resident Recognition Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – Banu Karadag, MD
2019            Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – James Sherer, MD
2019            Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Arnold P. Gold Foundation – James Sherer, MD