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Rutgers University

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Rusty Reeves, MD+
Address Rutgers University-UCHC c/o NJ DOC
PO Box 863, Bates Building, 2nd Floor
Whittlesey Road
Trenton, NJ
Zip Code 08625
Telephone (973) 632-3194
Fax 732-235-4649
Email rusty.reeves@rutgers.edu
URL http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/departments_institutes/psychiatry/fellowships/index.html
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $62,552
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry offers a one-year, full-time fellowship in forensic psychiatry.

Residents rotate through New Jersey’s prisons, juvenile facilities, state forensic and civil hospitals, and private practices of faculty members. The didactic curriculum joins that of the consortium of forensic psychiatry programs in New York City, thereby providing the fellow both excellent didactic training and connections to one’s professional peers. Participation in research is a required aspect of training and is readily accomplished with the support of the Forensic Psychiatry Training Director. The fellow under close supervision by the Training Director and other faculty, will develop the skills requisite for the competent practice of forensic psychiatry: diagnostic acumen; logical thought; critical analysis; lucid writing; understanding of the legal framework in which psychiatrists work; and competence in forensic assessments such as competence to stand trial, insanity, and general and sexual dangerousness, among others.

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