Psychiatry Residency Program - SBH Health System
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Psychiatry Residency Program


The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at St. Barnabas Hospital is a newly ACGME-accredited residency program offering diverse clinical experiences in a multicultural and diverse environment.

Intensive teaching in various clinical settings is complemented by formal conferences, individual supervision, and research and scholarly activities, offering residents full access to the faculty’s expertise and mentorship. The program features training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family and group therapy, and interviewing techniques

Throughout the program, residents are challenged in a myriad of psychiatry subspecialties and gain experience in a variety of treatment modalities. Residents treat their own patients under the supervision of board certified psychiatrists in inpatient, outpatient, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, substance abuse, child psychiatry, consultation psychiatry and emergency psychiatry.

Residents actively participate in:
• Morning reports, daily;
• Multidisciplinary team meetings, weekly;
• Journal club, monthly;
• Lectures and conferences (in a formal protected didactic schedule)
• Psychiatry grand rounds;
• Hospital-wide grand rounds lectures; and
• Off-site graduate medical education programs and national conferences (stipends available).

Residency Rotations

1 Block General Pediatric Inpatient Service
1 Block Outpatient Internal Medicine
2 Blocks General Inpatient Internal Medicine
1 Block Neurology
1 Block Night Float
1 Block Emergency Psychiatry
5 Blocks Inpatient Psychiatry
1 Month Vacation (Divided into 2-week periods)

1 Month Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1 Month Neurology
2 Months Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
1 Month Geriatric Psychiatry
1 Month Addiction Psychiatry
2 Months Intake Outpatient Clinic
3 Months Inpatient Psychiatry
1 Month Vacation (Divided into two 2-week periods)

11 Month s Outpatient Service
1 Month Vacation (Divided into two 2-two week periods)

1 Month Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2 Months Elective
4 Months Integrated Care
2 Months Intake Outpatient Clinic
2 Months Inpatient Psychiatry
1 Month Research

All conditions of employment including compensation and benefits are negotiated with the Committee of Interns and Resident SEIU; which represents all interns, residents and fellows.

• Professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the resident program
• Medical and dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Prescription drug plan
• Uniforms
• Meal card
• Reduced parking rates
• Vacation: 20 days
• Stipend: $650
• Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and twelve per year thereafter
• Salary: Commensurate with post-graduate year as stipulated in the CIR Collective Bargaining

Applications are accepted from graduates of MD and DO programs, and from graduates of equivalent medical programs.

To ensure that the process of selecting residents is consistent with guidelines established by the ACGME, this Program has the following eligibility requirements.

Applicants must document compliance with one of the following:
a. Graduate from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school;
b. Graduate from an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited college of osteopathic medicine; or
c. Be a foreign medical graduate holding a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate.

Application materials should include:
• ERAS online application
• Personal statement
• Curriculum vitae
• Dean’s letter
• Three letters of recommendation
• Medical school transcript
• If you are a foreign medical graduate, please submit a copy of your ECFMG certificate
• USMLE scores

PGY-2 and up
Application package should include:
• Cover letter
• Personal statement (explaining the reason for applying for a PGY-2 or up position)
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter from your current/former program director (including a summary of the completed rotations)
• Dean’s letter
• Three letters of recommendation
• Medical school transcript
• If you are a foreign medical graduate, please submit a copy of your ECFMG certificate
• USMLE scores

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does the Program accept Foreign Medical Graduates?Yes, this is a multicultural program.

2. Does the Program sponsor J1 or H1 visas?

3. Is there a graduation cut off date?
No, there is not, but recent clinical or research experience is recommended.

4. Does the Program have specific score requirements for USMLE Steps 1,2,3?
No, but the number of attempts to pass are taken into consideration.

5. What is the Program’s policy regarding USMLE Step3?
Having passed Step 3 is highly desirable.

6. Is US clinical experience a requirement?
No, but it is considered an asset.