Welcome to the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. We are firmly rooted in the biopsychosocial principles of osteopathic medicine, and our mission is to meet the behavioral health needs of southern New Jersey, while providing exceptional education for the physicians of tomorrow. We are proud of our osteopathic heritage which brings a unique quality of holistic care, and trains exemplary and empathic psychiatrists. As an academic department, we are committed to training the next generation of physicians that can serve as mentors and educators, and towards providing inter-professional development and community education.
The Department of Psychiatry has a rich history and we have been training residents for over 25 years. Based in the suburb of Cherry Hill, NJ, approximately 15 minutes from Philadelphia, our residents are exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences and patient populations, ranging from inner city Camden, to the middle class suburbs of South Jersey. Our partnerships with local hospitals and community agencies provide a wide range of community experiences which serve to enhance training. We encourage our residents to engage in scholarly activity, and protected time is given to ensure their ability to both engage in research and achieve academic growth. Our residents have gone on to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present at regional and national conferences and complete fellowships spanning the gamut of psychiatry. Many have gone onto careers in academic psychiatry several choosing to remain in our department as faculty members.
We are among the largest academic psychiatry departments in the country with over 50 faculty members. Our faculty are noted local and national experts in: child and adolescent; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); geriatrics; intellectual disabilities; neuro-modulation (TMS and VNS); psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. We value interprofessional education and mentorship, and our faculty is tightly aligned with other medical and surgical academic departments at Rowan.
In addition to our general psychiatry residency, we offer accredited fellowship programs in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry (in conjunction with our New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging). Our geriatric program has been nationally ranked by US News and World Report for over 13 straight years.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in our program. For more information regarding our Residency, please contact me or our Residency Coordinator Elaine Evans at 856-482-9000.
Justin Faden, DO