FAQs / Requirements

FAQs / Requirements

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Q. How do I submit an application?

A. New Jersey Medical School accepts all applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications submitted in any other form will not be reviewed. For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. The additional information collected through the supplemental application will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.


Q. How many categorical and preliminary positions do you expect to offer?

A. We expect to have approximately thirty categorical and ten preliminary internal medicine positions next year.


Q. Where will I spend most of my time?

A. The Internal Medicine residency utilizes numerous clinical settings throughout the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School system in order to give our housestaff the most diverse educational experience. Residents will have rotations at University Hospital, at the VA Healthcare System as well as at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.


Q. What is the call schedule like?

A. Call on regular floor rotations is every fourth night until 7:00 p.m. Floor residents go home and do not stay overnight in the hospital. In the ICU, interns do not work more than 14 hours in a shift.  Call is every fourth night until 8:00 p.m.  Senior residents leave no later than 11:00 a.m. after night shifts. Attendings in the Department of Medicine are available at night to assist and teach night float and ICU on-call residents.


Q. Will NJMS make sure I have one day off per week?

A. Residents are guaranteed one day off per week. This is usually a weekday (i.e., precall day off) but occasionally may be a weekend day.


Q. What facilities are available to residents?

A. Just to name a few of the facilities:
  • Access to computer systems throughout the university and hospital.

  • Computerized retrieval of labs, radiographic studies, and outpatient records at all training sites.

  • Access to a state-of-the-art library open seven days a week. Full-text journals available on line.

  • Call Rooms: Residents have access to private call rooms while taking call on ICU or Night Float rotations. Additionally, meals are provided free of charge for residents on call

  • Parking: NJMS parking is available at all affiliated hospitals. We also offer a "pre-tax" payroll deduction for parking expenses.

  • As University employees, NJMS residents have access to many university facilities (for a fee) including daycare and state-of-the-art gym.

  • All interns receive white coats, with laundry service available.

  • Lactation Rooms - available at all training sites


Q. Does New Jersey Medical School allow moonlighting opportunities for residents

A. Moonlighting is permitted for licensed residents in the PGY2 and PGY3 years with the approval of the Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Medical Education.


Q. Are there USMLE score requirements?

A. Although scores on USMLE examinations are an important factor in our selection process, there are no official score requirements for applying to our program. We prefer to evaluate each applicant on his or her own individual merits.


Q. Does Rutgers New Jersey Medical School accept applications from graduates of international medical schools?

A. Graduates from any medical school are invited to submit applications and will be subject to our usual application procedure. We prefer, however, that graduates of international medical schools be recent graduates (< 3 years), and have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.


Q. Can I do an Observership at your program?

A. The Internal Medicine Residency Program does not sponsor observerships. If you are currently enrolled in medical school, you can visit the NJMS website to inquire about away rotations.


If you have any additional questions, please contact: Mirela Feurdean, MD, Program Director