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General Psychiatry

General Information
The challenges and stresses of daily life, aging building a healthy family or finding alternatives to chemical dependency are all conflicts that can, at times, be difficult for people to manage. Recognizing that behavioral health and psychiatric services are an important component in the provision of healthcare services in the United States, the Rutgers NJ Medical School offers the General Psychiatry Residency Program. This Program, which began in 2006, provides physicians in training with the knowledge, technical experience and humanistic skills necessary to provide high quality compassionate patient care.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center operates one of the most comprehensive departments of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry in New Jersey. Services and a full continuum of care for adults, children and adolescents and their families are offered.

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

Leadership

Rehan Malik, MD, Dually Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Preventative Medicine in Addiction Medicine and Licensed in the states of New Jersey and New York. He is the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Psychiatry Program Director at Trinitas Regional Medical Center since January 2018.

Dr. Malik graduated from Ross University Medical School, Dominica, WI and completed his residency at Richmond University Medical Center / New York Medical College. He served as the Associate Program Director of our program since 2015. He has been the Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services from 2013-2017. Dr. Malik is currently Medical Director of the Psychiatric Consultation Services since 2013 and the Medical Director of Substance Abuse Services since 2017 at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Malik was appointed Associate Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences Graduate Medical Education in 2015 and currently at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is also Associate Professor at Saint Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada WI. January 2018 Dr. Malik became the Clerkship Director for the Saint Georges University Medical School.

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Psychiatry Faculty List: Names and Areas of Teaching

Hitendra Patel, MD
Supervises residents at the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry and presents related Psychopharmacology lectures.

Awais Sethi, MD
Supervises residents at the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry and presents related Psychopharmacology lectures.

Jaya Gavini, MD
Supervises residents at the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry and presents related Psychopharmacology lectures.

Saul Gorman, MD
Supervises residents at the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Unit and Outpatient Psychotherapy. Presents related Advanced Psychopharmacology lectures to PGY III residents and also presents DSM IV lectures to all residents PGY I and PGY II.

Stephen Grelecki, MD
Supervises residents at the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Unit and Outpatient Psychotherapy. Presents related Advanced Psychopharmacology lectures to PGY III residents.

Michael Guglielmino, LCSW
Supervises PGY I and II residents at the Adult Inpatient Group Therapy and presents related lectures.

Ruby Mangsatabam, MD
Supervises PGY II residents on the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry and DD rotations and presents related lectures.

Salvatore Savatta, MD
Supervises residents on Outpatient Psychiatry and presents Outpatient Psychiatry Lectures as well as Bioethics and Advanced Psychopharmacology.

Kathreen Tadrous, MD: Associate Program Director. Dually Board Certified for Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Attending psychiatrist at Psychiatric Emergency Services and at the Adolescent Residential Unit.

Supervises PGY II residents at their ER rotation and the PGY I residents at their short calls. Presents Lectures on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Emergency Psychiatry.

Marianne Farag, MD: Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Services. Supervises PGY II residents at their ER rotation and the PGY I residents at their short calls. Presents Lectures on Emergency Psychiatry.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

Q. How do I submit an application?
A. All residents must apply through the Electronic Residency Applications (ERAS). Applications submitted in any other form will not be reviewed.

Q. How Many Categorical Positions are there?
A. We are approved for 12 positions.

Q. What are the programs criteria?
A. We prefer scores of 80 and above on USMLE or Comlex scores all on the first attempt.

NOTE: The Psychiatry Program does not sponsor visas.

Q. Where will I do my rotations?
A. All rotations are done right in Trinitas except for the PGY I Neurology Rotation which is done at JFK. Elective rotations can be done at other hospitals with approval from the Program Director.

Q. What are some of the facilities of the hospitals?
A. The participating institutions provide some/all of the following:

  • Computerized Medical Records
  • State-of-the-art Libraries
  • Parking
  • Resident On-Call Rooms
  • Resident Lounge

Q. Does your program allow observerships?
A. The Psychiatry Program does not sponsor any observerships.

Q. What will my salary be as a resident?
A. PGY-I- $49,063.41
A. PGY-I- $51,053.33
    PGY II- $ 54,784.38
    PGY III- $ 58,288.41
    PGY IV- $ $59,395.23

Q. Will I receive other benefits?
A. Yes as a resident you will receive the following benefits:

  • Meal Cards while on call
  • Lab Coats
  • Scrubs
  • Malpractice
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Book Allowance
  • MKSAP

Q. Will I need a NJ Medical License before I can start my residency?
A. NJ does not require residents to have a license.

Q. What is our Board Pass Rate?
A. Since our first graduating class we have had 100% board pass rate

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Psychiatry Rotation Schedule
PGY I
6 months Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
3 months Internal Medicine
1 month Emergency Medicine
2 months Neurology
Including 1 month Vacation

PGY II
2 month Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
1 month in DD unit
1 month Geriatric Psychiatry
2 months Psychiatric Emergency Medicine
2 months Consultation Psychiatry
2 months Addiction
2 months Child Psychiatry
Including 1 month Vacation

PGY III
12 months Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
Including 1 month Vacation

PGY IV
11 months Elective rotation
Including 1 month Vacation

Post Residency
Some of our most recent graduates have transferred to the following Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Programs:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Penn State Milton S. Hersey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
SUNY Down State
Brooklyn, NY

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Tufts University Hospital
Boston, MA