The development of compassionate, humanistic, knowledgeable physicians
in the specialties of internal medicine and pediatrics.
Our Aims are:
- To prepare clinicians to practice patient-centered medicine of the highest standard in the most professional manner.
- To understand and respond to bio-psycho-social factors that influence prevention, presentation, and management of diseases in all ages, race, gender, or ethnicity.
- To demonstrate effective and compassionate interpersonal communication skills toward patients and families to sustain effective medical care.
- To prepare the foundation for lifelong learning for future leaders in healthcare.
Our program matches 5 residents per year with a total of 20 residents at any given time. The residents are well integrated into both categorical programs, both of which rotate on a “13-block” schedule. Our home-base is our Med-Peds clinic where adult and pediatric patients are scheduled directly to our residents, ensuring excellent continuity of care and a mix of all ages, all visit types, and all pathologies.
Residents rotate between our 2 parent organizations, University Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel, about 75% of the time. Located in Newark, New Jersey, these hospitals serve an extremely vibrant, urban community, made-up of very diverse groups. Newark is the 3rd oldest major city in the US behind New York and Boston. Once a thriving merchant city, it fell into decline during the turbulent 1960s. The last 25+ years have seen Newark’s rebirth as “The Renaissance City” with varied cultures enmeshed to create a unique community, including 49.7% Black or African Americans and 36.4% Hispanic or Latinx.
The remainder of their time, residents get to experience the federal healthcare system at the East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a tertiary, privatized system at St. Barnabas Medical Center. Both the VA and the Children’s Hospital are less than a 15-minute drive away from University Hospital. St. Barnabas is about 20-25 minutes away. Our Med-Peds continuity clinic is housed at University Hospital in the Ambulatory Care Center. University Hospital is also directly attached to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, our primary academic affiliation.