Message from the Chief Residents

Welcome to the Cooper University Hospital of Rowan University School of Medicine’s psychiatry website.    Thank you for your interest in our program. 


The competitive aspects of the program include a strong, broad based clinical experience based at two teaching sites—Camden and Atlantic City.   At Cooper you will be exposed to a varied patient population within an urban community, with broad based exposure to psychotherapy, mood disorder, psychosis, substance abuse, child and adolescents, and elderly in a diverse set of clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient, psychiatric ER, and outreach.  The faculty is very supportive and dedicated to the teaching and growth of residents and medical students.  The residents consist of a diverse, cohesive group resulting in a family atmosphere and a team engaged and dedicated to learning and taking care of their patients.  Research opportunities are available and encouraged.  Residents can choose to do a research track.  Opportunities to go to national seminars are available.  Teaching opportunities are also available when working with medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University at the Camden campus or Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Atlantic City campus.   Residents who are interested in further developing their psychotherapy skills have a great opportunity to participate in a one year Psychoanalytic Fellowship training program at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.

The workload is manageable.  There is plenty of time to spend with friends and family and go on adventures to different cities.   Residents can explore the area, or visit Philadelphia, Atlantic City and the Jersey beaches, New York, and Washington D.C.


We are confident to say that Cooper has prepared us to face any clinical situation we may face.



Joy Reyes, M.D. and Wilhem Rivera, M.D.
Class of 2014

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