General Psychiatric Residency Program Specifics | Ocean University Medical Center   

Program Details

PGY1 focuses on core principles of assessment and treatment of patients. Six months will be spent on primary care and neurology with time spent in primary care offices as well as inpatient medicine. Another six months will be spent on:
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry Services
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Neurology
PGY2 focuses on specialty rotations as well as community based psychiatric experiences. Two months will be spent on each of the following: Inpatient, CL, Child psychiatry and forensic programs. Additional months can be spent on:
  • Inpatient Psychiatry Child
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Emergency Psychiatric Services
  • Research
PGY3 focuses on Outpatient Psychiatry in the Hackensack Meridian Health Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.
  • Outpatient (Adult, Child and Adolescent, Geriatric and Addiction Psychiatry)
PGY4 includes Chief Residencies at Raritan Bay Medical Center & Ocean University Medical Center, Neuromodulation, and/or Consultation Liaison (chief)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry(Chief)
  • Consultation-Liaison (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)

Rotation Schedule

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Our Core Didactics Curriculum covers all major topics and incorporates gender, racial, and cultural perspectives with a diverse, comprehensive curriculum that occurs throughout a resident’s four years of training. Residents will have protected time each week for didactics. PGY1 and PGY2 residents will have protected time on Thursday afternoons and PGY3 and PGY4 will have protected time on Tuesday afternoons for participation in weekly didactics. Residents receive instruction in a variety of topics listed below:

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • ECT Training
  • In-patient psychiatry
  • Teaching Leadership Skills
  • Administrative Psychiatry
  • Case Formulation
  • Consult & Liaison Psychiatry
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Sexuality LGBTQ 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 Meeting Monthly
Wellness Hour Monthly
Psychiatry Symposia - Addiction Medicine,
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry
Hackensack Meridian Health Research Day at Ocean University Medical Center Yearly
Interdisciplinary team meetings Varies
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