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 Department provides teaching throughout the medical school curriculum and has a core third year clerkship and a variety of clinical and research third- and fourth-year electives that take place in UH and BHSB. The Department provides supervision and education in all four years of medical school training.

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.