Training Sites

Training Sites

University Hospital (UH)

University Hospital

University Hospital has shown tremendous growth from its first days as a 25-bed city hospital in 1882, through 1979 when the current hospital building was built until today. The 519 bed hospital is currently staffed by 300 full-time attending physicians who are also faculty members of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. University Hospital sees approximately 18,000 admissions, 1,550 births, and 275,000 outpatient visits annually. 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.



Here are some of the exceptional experiences UH has to offer:

  • Center for Emerging Pathogens

  • Comprehensive Liver Treatment and Transplant Center

  • Global Tuberculosis Institute with extensive community outreach and public awareness projects

  • Division of Cardiology with an expansive research section that participates in various national studies, an electrophysiology section pioneering cardiac devices, and a growing structural heart program that features TAVR’s and ongoing research in catheter-based endocarditis treatment

  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS center at which the first U.S. case of HIV-2 was discovered, as well as the reporting of the first female case of HIV in New Jersey

  • Division of Infectious Diseases with robust research output in COVID-19 and Monkeypox

  • State-of-the-art cancer treatment center linked to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ.

  • Outpatient center with extensive subspecialty services

Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through research initiatives in a wide variety of fields. For more information, please visit the University Hospital website at:


The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS)

VA Hospital

The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System is comprised of 2 main campuses and 17 satellite outpatient clinics serving 428,000 veterans. The medical centers offer a full range of services including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and nursing home care. Last year, there were more than 4,600 inpatient admission and 591,000 outpatient visits in NJ State VA facilities. Residents experience most of their training at the East Orange Campus, with Geriatrics rotations and elective time available at the Lyons Campus. Caring for elderly patients prepares residents to manage multiple medical conditions, functional status, long-term care, and other concerns unique to the elderly. Developing these clinical skills is especially important as this population continues to grow.

Notable highlights of rotating at the VA include:

  • Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Homeless Outreach Programs recognized for outstanding achievement

  • Health Aging and Recovery Care Program (HARP), Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP), and Home-based Primary Care

  • Extensive VA research with almost 300 ongoing projects (including war-related illnesses and clinical practice guidelines for diabetes) with an annual budget of $2.5 million

For more information, please visit the VANJHCS website at:>


Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC)

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is a 577-bed teaching hospital located in Livingston, New Jersey. Since 1865, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey's oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital has worked to exceed highest expectations for ompassionate, comprehensive health care. This award-winning stitution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating nearly 33,000 inpatients and over 100,000 adult and pediatric Emergency Department patients each year. Together, the Medical and Ambulatory Care Centers provide treatment and services to more than 349,000 outpatients annually. The medical staff includes more than 1700 physicians and dentists representing approximately 100 specialties. New programs and services are continually being developed, and the medical staff is expanding. CBMC’s commitment to excellence has drawn national recognition.


Unique learning opportunities at CBMC include:

  • New Jersey’s only certified adult and pediatric burn center

  • 3rd largest Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division and largest Living Donor Transplant program in the nation

  • Open Heart Surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR)

  • The Cancer Center at CBMC, partner of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

  • The Breast Center at the Ambulatory Care Center, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive breast diagnostic centers and performs close to 60,000 procedures annually

For more information, please visit the award-winning Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center website at: