Hallmarks of Excellence

Hallmarks of Excellence


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Full 10 year accreditation from the ACGME with zero citations in last site visit in 2011. 

Largest Internal Medicine Residency Program in the State of New Jersey

Innovative “8+2” schedule for enhanced ambulatory experience

100% of residency positions for 2017-2018 academic year were filled in the Match

Exceptional Fellowship placement in most competitive specialties

Excellent Board pass rate (95% pass rate 2014 - 2016)





Our residents have recently received the following honors and awards:

  • 2018 SGIM Young Scholar Award
  • 2017 AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar Resident Travel Award
  • Two ‘Young Investigator’ award winners at Digestive Diseases Week 2016
  • ACG Presidential Poster award winner at American College of Gastroenterology 2015
  • 35 residents nominated for the 2018 Golden Apple award
  • 29 residents nominated for the 2017 Golden Apple award
  • Three 2016 Golden Apple awards as well as forty-three others nominated
  • Two residents received the prestigious "Humanism and Excellence in Teaching" Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 2015

Since July 2015, our residents have presented 188 posters and abstracts at regional and national conferences, and published 109 journal articles!

Since 2015, our residents have had near to 100% fellowship match rate and pursued subspecialty training at well-known institutions such as Yale University, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Columbia University, USC and New Jersey Medical School.





Dr. Eugenio Capitle received the 2018 Golden Apple Award. Drs. Alla Fayngersh and Andrew Bermanreceived the 2017 Golden Apple Award from the medical students for teaching excellence. Drs. Alla Fayngersh and David Cennimo received the 2016 Golden Apple Award; Drs. David Cennimo and Alex Tentler received 2015 Golden Apple Awards; Drs. David Cennimo, Andrew Berman, Alla Fayngersh, Ralph Oriscello, Eugenio Capitle, and Lillian Pliner received 2014 Golden Apples. This year, 24 other medicine faculty were also nominated for this prestigious honor.

Dr. Alla Fayngersh was selected to recite the Hippocratic oath at the 2015 Convocation. Prior gonfalon bearers include Drs. Neil Kothari and Christine Gerula. Dr. Andrew Berman received the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award at NJMS Convocation. Prior winners include Drs. Zaza Cohen, Robert Fede, Jo-Ann Reteguiz, Christine Gerula, and Neil Kothari. Dr. Steven Schutzer received the 2011 UMDNJ Foundation’s Excellence in Research Award. Dr. David Alland also received this award in 2008.

Drs. Jules Gardin, Andrew Berman, David Bleich, Eugenio Capitle, David Cennimo, Christine Gerula, Marc Klapholz, Maya Raghuwanshi, Robert Schwartz and Alan Wolff have been named amongst Castle Connolly's 2017 list of Top Jersey Doctors.

Medicine faculty at Rutgers currently have over $15 million in extramural grants to fund a variety of interesting and innovative research projects.






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University Hospital's legacy of service is unmatched in New Jersey. Serving as the "family physician" for generations of Newark families, it brings the gold standard of modern medical care to the uninsured and underinsured. Dozens of clinics provide the widest array of care offered in New Jersey. And throughout the community, you'll find University Hospital's team of committed healthcare professionals reaching out with information and encouragement on a wide variety of topics.

Looking ahead with education and research...

As the principal teaching hospital of NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers' other health professions schools, University Hospital is the experience of a lifetime for hundreds of students and residents. Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through research initiatives in a wide variety of fields. Striving for a cure for everyone, our physician-scientists are committed to solving the puzzle of healthcare disparities, ending the cycle of disease and death for minorities and the poor.


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The VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network

The VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network has been named one of the nation's MOST WIRED, according to the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Primary care is emphasized at the VANJHCS. Veterans are assigned their own health care providers whom they see on a regular basis. Access to a wide variety of specialists is available through the primary providers. In addition to general medical, psychiatry, and long-term care, a full range of medical and surgical subspecialty care is provided to veterans of the VANJHCS in a variety of special programs as listed below. Because the VANJHCS is dedicated to developing programs that meet all veterans' needs, teams of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and others all work together to develop programs of distinction that often become models for the health care field.

The System's Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Homeless Outreach Programs, and others have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community. A recognized leader in research, the VANJHCS maintains a very active research program with over 60 investigators conducting pioneering work in areas such as infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and the health effects of smoking. The East Orange Campus was selected as one of two new research centers that are looking at ways to care for active duty patients and veterans with war-related illnesses.