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General Psychiatry

Our residents are exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences and patient populations, ranging from urban centers to rural areas. We are committed to providing mentorship and interprofessional education for the next generation of physicians, while serving the behavioral health needs of communities throughout Southern New Jersey. Our residents participate in a diverse rotation of specialty areas and have the freedom to conduct research and attend additional conferences and presentations to suit their medical interests.

Rotations

The Department of Psychiatry partners with health systems, community care centers, and private practice, including: Jefferson Health New Jersey, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Twin Oaks, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Hampton Behavioral Health Hospital, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, CARES Institute, and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging. Through these collaborations, residents have the unique opportunity to treat a combination of rural, suburban and urban populations that are diverse in age, cultures and economic standing.

Sample rotation schedules:

PGY-2

Twelve months of psychiatric care includes:
  • Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Consultation & Liaison
  • Veterans Affairs
  • ER/Crisis Center Care

PGY-3

  • Child/Adolescent Inpatient care - 2 months
  • Neurology - 1 month
  • Inpatient Psychiatric care at Ancora State Hospital - 4 months
  • Substance Abuse - 1 month
  • Geriatrics - 1 month
  • Elective Rotations - 3 months

PGY-4

During their fourth year of residency, physicians complete a full year serving patients in both an office-based environment and outpatient community health center.

Office-Based Practice
Physicians practice psychiatry in our department's suburban office. Each resident is assigned a caseload, completes initial psychiatric evaluations, and follows patients as determined by clinical need.

Outpatient Community Health
Each resident is assigned to one Community Mental Health Center. Residents work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in treating a variety of diagnoses. Special emphasis is placed on the treatment of underserved populations and persons who are Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill. Residents are supervised by on-site Attendings.

Conferences and Didactics

We offer countless opportunities to increase knowledge and improve skills throughout your residency. Residents play an active role in presentations and are encouraged to attend SOM conferences and didactics, as well as additional opportunities that suit individual medical interests. A variety of topics are covered throughout the year at multiple programs. Sample topics include:
  • Post-Partum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Antidepressant Usage in Bipolar Disorder
  • Residents as Educators
  • Efficacy of Antidepressants

 

RowanSOM OPTI of New Jersey

In addition to our residency partnerships, the school also oversees the RowanSOM OPTI of NJ. This alliance brings together world-class health systems across New Jersey to offer more than 40 residency, fellowship and internship programs at additional sites, making it the number one consortium for outstanding osteopathic graduate medical education programs in the state.