Residency: General Psychiatry


 
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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 Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences 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


Purabi Bharatiya, MD, Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed in the State of New Jersey. She is the Seton Hall University Psychiatry Residency Program Director since 2006.

A graduate of the Calcutta National Medical College, located in India, Dr. Bharatiya completed her OB&G residency program at the same medical college. She then traveled to the United States of America and completed her Psychiatry residency training at the Delaware State Hospital, an affiliate of Jefferson Medical School located in Pennsylvania.

She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Seton Hall University and at the Saint George's Medical School, Grenada. Dr. Bharatiya has been a staff Psychiatrist at the Delaware State Hospital, Camden County Health Center and Elizabeth General Medical Center (now Trinitas Regional Medical Center).

At Trinitas, Dr. Bharatiya has worked both in the Adult and Child Outpatient Units; a Medical Chief for Geriatric Psychiatry; a Consultant for the SCCAT program; Medical Chief of the Developmentally- Disabled, Dual-Diagnosis Outpatient Unit; and the Medical Director of the Developmentally-Disabled Dual-Diagnosis Inpatient Unit (the only Inpatient Unit in the state of New Jersey for the DDD patient population).

Dr. Bharatiya has received multiple awards for her work with developmentally-disabled population.

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Psychiatry Faculty List: Names and Areas of Teaching

Purabi Bharatiya, MD, Program Director
Supervises all residents, evaluates all residents semi-annually and annually, teaches Psychopharmacology and Advanced Psychopharmacology, Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders as well as Transcultural lectures, Skill Assessment, Psychiatric Interview, "In Training Examination" review, Board Certification course Journal Article Review to all residents.

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.

Rehan Malik, MD
Supervises PGY II residents at Consultation Liaison rotation and presents related Consultation Liaison lectures to PGY I and PGY II residents.

Lucille Esralew, Ph.D
Lectures PGY I - II residents on Neuropsychology Lectures on Dementia, Spectrum Disorders and persistent Mental Illness.

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.

Adarsh Reddy, MD
Supervises PGY II residents on the Psychiatric Emergency Room Rotation and presents related lectures.

Mona Ismail, MD
Supervises PGY II residents on Child and Adolescent MICA (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) rotation and presents related lectures on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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

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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
    PGY II- $ 52,648.64
    PGY III- $ $55,970.26
    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





 

    

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