Advantages of the BRMC Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Bergen Regional Medical Center sits upon a beautiful park-like 65 acre campus which is conveniently located within 20 minutes of New York City and all of the Big Apple’s world-renowned museums, theaters, art galleries, elite medical centers, and institutions of higher learning.
BRMC is delighted to host the most unique teaching faculty available in the tristate area which includes experienced New Jersey staff psychiatrists as well as internationally renowned visiting professors from Cornell, Columbia, Mount Sinai, New York, and Albert Einstein schools of medicine. Please visit our Visiting Professor Faculty page for more information.
Psychiatric Department Building
Your training will be primarily conducted within a building that is modern, brightly lit, cheerful and specifically designed to meet the particular needs of a diverse psychiatric patient population. The inpatient unit consists of Building 14 which has 13 small units for acutely ill patients and Building 12 with two larger units for sub-acute patients.
BRMC serves patients of all ages and all socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Illnesses range from adjustment disorders to acute psychosis and dementia. The residents and the medical students learn to diagnosis and treat all types of psychiatric patients.
The Department of Psychiatry is divided into distinct subspecialty services, staffed by specifically trained psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. The subspecialty units are child/adolescent, psycho geriatric, addiction, C/L, forensic, and emergency psychiatry.
The residents and faculty along with the mental health professionals at BRMC constitute a cohesive and supportive family. The emotional atmosphere is relaxed and conducive to personal growth and learning. Residents, medical students, and teachers enjoy Friday lunches together, an annual family barbeque and picnic, the holiday Dinner & Dance, and the graduation party.
Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Research and the faculty, all residents are required to develop research hypothesis, write protocols, and conduct research trials. They regularly present at local, regional, and national psychiatric meetings and are encouraged to publish their work. BRMC residents have won annual NJPA Best Papers Contest for the past several years.
Professional Leadership Opportunities
All residents join APA from the beginning of their training at BRMC. They become intimately involved with the issues facing physicians in general, and psychiatrist and their patients in particular. Our residents have been elected presidents of NJPA – Residents Chapter for the past several years.