The four-year Psychiatry Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital prepares physicians for excellence in the practice of clinical psychiatry. Additionally, trainees interested in pursuing fellowship training are given a strong foundation in subspecialty areas, including child and adolescent, consultation/liaison, geriatric, addiction, and psychiatry.
The focus of the first two years of training is hospital- based psychiatry practice with rotations in inpatient, consultation/liaison, and emergency psychiatry, as well as internal medicine and neurology. Residents are provided with close supervision but are also encouraged to think creatively and independently. The third and fourth years of training emphasize outpatient practice, and a wide variety of rotations are offered, including adult outpatient, child and adolescent, substance abuse, day programs, geriatrics, and forensics.
The program is enriched by a strong affiliation with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Atlantic City, NJ, where candidates may choose to train through the NRMP. ARMC has a number of excellent training opportunities, including a very active crisis intervention unit and a state -of-the-art involuntary inpatient facility.
Emphasis is placed on a firm grounding in the biopsychosocial model. A highly structured curriculum, weekly Grand Rounds, case conferences, journal clubs, and board reviews address topics in psychopharmacology, neurobiology, psychodynamics, cognitive- behavioral theory, cultural studies, anthropology, and research methodology. The program has an increased emphasis on clinical scholarship and provides a research track opportunity for those highly motivated to do clinical research. Starting July 2012 there will be an increased focus on urban health.
As both the clinical center of the Cooper Health System, the clinical campus of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/RWJMS and the clinical site of Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU), faculty are committed to excellence in medical education. Residents are encouraged to develop as teachers and have frequent contact with medical students from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and by 2014 students from CMSRU. Supervisors are chosen for their excellence in teaching and for their clinical expertise. Didactic and seminar teachers are chosen for their ability to present content in small groups and for their expertise. Our philosophy is that learning is best accomplished in an atmosphere of camaraderie, intellectual curiosity, and mutual respect, and we strive at all times to create this environment.
Director: Consuelo Cagande, M.D.
Contact: Viktoria Rile, Training Administrator
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Address: Cooper University Hospital, UMDNJ-RWJMS, 401 Haddon Avenue,
E&R Building, Suite 362, Camden, NJ 08103
Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). No paper applications will be considered.
Medicine (one month may be done in Pediatrics)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Concentrated Elective Training in any of the following:
- Consultation / Liaison Psychiatry
- Child / Adolescent Psychiatry
- Outpatient Psychiatry
- Inpatient Psychiatry
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Substance Abuse Psychiatry
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Psychiatric Intervention with Trauma Service
- Community Psychiatry
- Medical Student Education
- Supervised Clinical Research Projects
The program is enriched by a strong affiliation with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Atlantic City, NJ, where residents may choose to do the majority of their clinical training.