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 Jerseyâ€™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 oneâ€™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.