The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

We welcome your interest in the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s Psychiatry Residency Program. Our program is one of the largest and most well respected in the area. It is designed to give the residents clinical experience in adult, geriatric, addiction, and child psychiatry as well as to provide sound theoretical and clinical training and to establish a foundation for future specialization. The educational philosophy of our program is eclectic with a variety of diagnostic and treatment approaches. The interdisciplinary nature of our clinical department introduces the trainees to a wide range of well-grounded theories and therapies. The residents, under the guidance and supervision of experienced faculty, gain a broad clinical expertise in the care and treatment of a diversified patient population.


If you are interested in a psychiatry training program in the New Jersey/New York/Connecticut tristate area and desire to be close to New York City, we urge you to consider Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. We look forward to meeting you.

Monica Dhingra, MD, Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Monica Dhingra, MD
Director of Psychiatry Residency Training
Bergen New Bridge  Medical Center


Bergen New Bridge 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.


Bergen New Bridge 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.

Patient Population

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center 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.

Subspecialty Experience

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.

Residents and Faculty

The residents and faculty along with the mental health professionals at New Bridge 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.

Scholarly Activities

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. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center 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 Bergen New Bridge. 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.


For further Psychiatry Residency Training program information or inquiries about our medical students’ education and research, please contact the following:


Joel Reed
Coordinator Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-967-4132
Fax: 201-967-4290


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