Psychiatry Residency Details | Jersey Shore University Medical Center   

Program Details

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

PGY1 - focuses on core principles of assessment and treatment of patients. Residents' time will be spent on primary care and neurology (with time spent in primary care offices and outpatient medicine, as well as inpatient medicine). Other areas of concentration are Inpatient Psychiatry and Emergency Psychiatry. 

  • Inpatient Psychiatry- 4 months
  • Emergency Psychiatry Services with Integrative Medicine component -2 months
  • Internal Medicine - 3 months
  • Neurology -2 months
  • Outpatient Family Medicine - 1 month

PGY2 - focuses on specialty rotations as well as community based psychiatric experiences. Time will be spent on each of the following: Inpatient, Consultation-Liaison, Child psychiatry, forensic programs, Substance Use Disorders, and the Veterans Administration.

  • Inpatient Psychiatry -2 months
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry//Forensic Psychiatry -2 months
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry -3 months
  • Substance Use Disorders//Sleep Medicine-2 months
  • VA Rotation (Geri) -2 months
  • Neuromodulation/ketamine- 1 month

PGY3 - focuses on Outpatient Psychiatry in the Hackensack Meridian Health Network of Locations, looking at all aspects of Outpatient Psychiatry (Adult, Child and Adolescent, Geriatric and Addiction Psychiatry). 

  • Integrative Psychiatry - Family Health Center
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - HOPE Tower/61 Davis
  • Adult Psychiatry - Brandywine
  • Dual Diagnosis/Addiction Recovery Services - 61 Davis
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic- - Brandywine Commons
  • Psychotherapy Clinic- HOPE Tower

PGY4 - includes Chief Residencies at Raritan Bay Medical Center & Ocean University Medical Center, Neuromodulation, and/or Consultation Liaison (chief)

  • Inpatient Psychiatry (Chief)
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Chief)
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Neuromodulation (ECT and dTMS)
  • Electives

Additional Academic Experiences could include:

  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Daily Clinical Rounds
  • Protected time for Lectures and Workshops
  • Resident Business Meetings (monthly)
  • Four Annual Psychiatry Symposia
  • Annual HMH Research Day at JSUMC
  • Substance Use Disorder Lecture Series and Annual Symposium

Salary & Benefits

  • Vacation – 20 days + 5 Wellness Days
  • 6 paid Holidays (work 1 holiday day, off 5 other holiday days) New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
  • Meals - Monthly meal plan allowance of $350

2023-2024 Academic Year Salaries

  • PGY-1 – $70,114
  • PGY-2 – $74,866
  • PGY-3 – $79,449
  • PGY-4 – $84,088

Additional Benefits

  • Childcare onsite (Hackensack Meridian Health day care with employee-reduced monthly rates)
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance
  • Computer access 24/7
  • Use of EPIC
  • Disability
  • Family leave
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • On-call living quarters
  • Free parking
  • Maternity leave
  • Tax sheltered annuity plan (403)b
  • Temporary disability
  • White coats with names embroidered
  • Workers compensation

Rotation Schedule

1 Year Block Schedule

3 Months 1 Month 4 Months  2 Months   2 Months
 Internal Medicine  Family Medicine  Inpatient Psychiatry  Neurology  EPS & Integrative Medicine

**EPS-=Emergency Psychiatric Services

2 Year Block Schedule

2 Months 2 Months 3 Months  1 Month   2 Months  2 Months
 Addiction Psychiatry
 & Sleep
 Child Psychiatry
 & Forsenic
 Consult Liaison
Continuity Care Clinic (10%)

3 Year Block Schedule

12 Months 
Full Time Outpatient**

Includes Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy

4 Year Block Schedule

1 Month 1 Month 2 Months  3 Months  2 Months  3 Months
 Electives  Consult Liaison
 Community Psychiatry
 Inpatient Psychiatry
Continuity Care Clinic (10%)


Our Core Didactics Curriculum covers all major topics and incorporates gender, racial, and cultural perspectives with a diverse, comprehensive curriculum that occurs throughout residents four years of training. Residents have protected time each week for didactics. PGY1 and PGY2 residents have protected time on Thursday afternoons and PGY3 and PGY4 have protected time on Tuesday afternoons. Residents are protected for Grand Rounds, which take place Wednesday mornings. 

Residents receive instruction in a variety of topics including:

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • ECT Training
  • Inpatient psychiatry
  • Leadership Skills
  • Administrative Psychiatry
  • Case Formulation
  • Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Sexuality LGBTQ Mental Health
  • Social Justice and Mental Health
  • Women’s Mental Health

Educational Conferences

During the four-year residency, residents will actively participate in a variety of conferences. The goal of these conferences is to:

  • Improve critical thinking
  • Improve understanding and interpretation of the literature
  • Improve the management of patients with complex conditions and diseases
  • Improve the understanding of ethical principles in the care for patients 

Major educational conferences are listed below:

Conference Frequency
 Psychiatry Grand Rounds  Weekly
 Journal Club  Monthly
 Business Meetings  Monthly
 Psychiatry Symposia - Addiction Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry  Quarterly
 Quality/Morbidity & Mortality Peer-Review Conference  Monthly
 Hackensack Meridian Health Research Day at Jersey Shore University Medical Center  Yearly
 Interdisciplinary team meetings  Varies
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