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The Family Medicine Residency program’s 36 months curriculum is seamlessly integrated allowing physicians to fulfill the ACGME and family medicine board requirements. Centered on core lectures, the diverse and innovative curriculum is offered and supported by resident, faculty and guest lectures in the department and institutional grand rounds. We have daily morning conference, and the lectures given during our Wednesday morning academic sessions.  

In addition to didactic and clinical responsibilities residents are also required to complete a presentation grade research project.  Our program offers the residents a unique training with varied and rich clinical cases from our diverse populations. Residents are nurtured in a close knit small program where they have an open access to faculty. Residents have the advantage of a tight network of professionals in a huge educational enterprise. The Department of Research is strong, has an in-house Institutional Review Board (IRB) and offers a 14 weeks basic research course to all residents.  

The Family Medicine program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is sponsored by New York Medical College, a member of the Touro University System.

A modern State of the Art Family Medicine Center, experienced faculty, small group and personal attention are hallmarks of this boutique residency within the confines of a large fully functioning tertiary care medical center that is a fully accredited by the LCME.  Training opportunities abound with the high level of cooperation and collegial support of our other fully approved ACGME and Osteopathic programs.

First year rotationsconsists of 12 one-month blocks as follows: One block of Family Medicine, Two blocks of Internal Medicine, One block each of MICU, Surgery, Pediatrics, Newborn Nursery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, and Elective & One block of Vacation. Second year consists of rotations as follows: One month each of Family Medicine,  Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Outpatient Surgery, CCU, Pediatric Neurodevelopment,  Emergency Medicine,  Gynecology, and Elective; and Two weeks each of Dermatology and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Two 2-week blocks of Vacation. Third year consists of rotations as follows: Two months of Family Medicine; One month each of Pediatric Subspecialty, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine;  Two weeks each of Urology, Community Medicine, Practice Management,  ENT, Ophthalmology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Cardiology; Two months of Elective and Two 2-week blocks of Vacation. 

A Review of Echocardiograms in Hypertensive Patients Greater Than 60 Years in a Community Based Family Medicine Program; Shideh Doroudi, MD, Michael DeLisi, MD, Barbara Spoust, RN, Avanthi Tudor, MS-IV, Vincent DeBari, MD, Ph.D., New York Medical College, March 6, 2014; St. Joseph’s Research Day, Paterson, NJ, April 22, 2014

Case Report:  Margurg Variant of Multiple Sclerosis, A Not So Typical Presentation.

S. Garcia, MD, M. DeLisi, MD, S. Sathe, MD, NJ Scientific Assembly, June 14, 2014

Incidence of Diagnoses of Depression in an Academic Medical Center:  Does The Diagnosis of Depression as Awareness Increase? K. Shah, MD, M. DeLisi, MD, St. Joseph’s Research Day, Paterson, NJ, April 22, 2014

Evaluation of ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines Using HMG-COA Reductase Inhibitors in a Diabetic Population; T. Kahlon, MD, M. DeLisi, MD, B. Spoust, RN, St. Joseph’s Research Day, Paterson, NJ, April 22, 2014

A Rare Presentation of Congental Intestional Malrolation in An Adult With Life Threatening Volvulus; Y. Soliman, M. DeLisi, MD; St. Joseph’s Research Day, Paterson, NJ, April 22, 2014

LDL Control in Type 2 Diabetes at Clifton Family Practice, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center; Joseph Vitale, MD, Michael DeLisi, MD, and Barbara Spoust, RN, St. Joseph’s Research Day, May 20, 2013

An innovative safety initiative for oral anti-coagulation in under-served populations. Krishna Bhaskarabhatla et al. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris 2012

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in the Primary Care Setting. Walsh, B.S., Patel K., Parekh, S, DeLisi, M, MD. Seton Hall Graduate School of Medicine Research Colloquium May 11, 2012

The Clinical Radiologic Findings and Diagnostic Criteria of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome;

Zaina, S; MacDonald, E; Lyttle, M; DeLisi, M; Gregg, J;  Lucila, R; Allegra, D;

Seton Hall Graduate School of Medicine Research Colloquium May 11, 2012

Screening for Retinopathy in a Primary Care Setting. Richard Rubin, MD; Michael DeLisi, MD; Swati Parekh, MD; Seton Hall Graduate School of Medicine Research Colloquium May 8, 2011

Fatal Outcome of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in a 71 Year Old Female. Jawad Saade, MD; Michael DeLisi, MD; Rafael Lucila, MD. Seton Hall Graduate School of Medicine Research Colloquium May 2011

Overweight & Obese Patient in Family Practice Setting, Samia R. Chaudry, DO, Raphael Lucila, MD, FAAFP, Barbara Spoust, RN, BSN; Seton Hall Graduate School of Medicine Research Colloquium, May 2011

The Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Men Over the Age of 70 in a Family Practice; Saughar Samali, DO, Diane Allegra, MD; Seton Hall Graduate School of Medicine Research Colloquium, May 2011

The 6 weeks’ Family Medicine Rotationbegins with an orientation and a guided tour. Medical students receive a welcome packet containing Family Medicine student guide, monthly conference, and rotation schedules. Students also rotate one day per week at a community physician’s office. Medical students have the opportunity to attend daily morning conference, and academic sessions on Wednesdays.

Our program offers the medical students a unique training with varied and rich clinical cases from our diverse populations. Students will perform history and physicals on the office patients and present the case to the attending staff. Students are expected to assist the attending or residents during office procedures (minor surgical procedures). Direct supervision by our attending staff and residents during clinical encounters will provide immediate feedback on history taking, physical examination techniques, and medical plan information. Medical students are nurtured in a close knit small program where they have an open access to faculty.

Recruitment Line 973.754.4120  All applications are processed via the ERAS ONLY. All Residency Positions will be through the match, there will be NO pre-match positions  Allopathic applicants a minimum three-digit passing score is required on Steps 1 and 2  Step2 must have CK and CS of the USMLE.  Applicants MUST submit 3 letters of recommendations, a dean’s letter and school transcript. Osteopathic applicants a passing score is required on Step 1 and 2 of the comlex. You must have graduated from a school approved for post-graduated training in New Jersey. 

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