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The Department of Medicine has a long-standing commitment to excellence in post-graduate medical education. Our highly qualified teaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and friendly environment have helped produce physicians of the finest caliber. In addition to acquiring basic clinical competencies, residents are also exposed to distinct individual career objectives. The New York Medical College sponsors the Internal Medicine residency training program at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to St. Joseph’s.  We are pleased that you have chosen to apply to our Internal Medicine Residency Program.

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is a 651 bed, tertiary care hospital and is the flagship institution of the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth in 1867, the Hospital has striven to enhance the lives of all who walk through its doors, with a special concern for the poor and underserved.  The hospital’s quality medical care was founded on

values that remain true today:  dignity, charity, justice and compassion.

The Administration’s support for medical education has been long-standing and steadfast. Our mission is rooted in the careful training and education of compassionate, young physicians who will apply those hospital core values to their own practice of medicine. We pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary patient care and work together with a nursing staff that is one of the few in the nation to be a Magnet Award recipient for the fourth consecutive time.

Our patients represent an extraordinary ethnic diversity and provide a rich cultural and clinical experience.  With over 150,000 ED visits, 30,000 hospital admissions and 181,000 clinic visits per year, our residents receive extensive exposure to a cosmopolitan variety of diseases and clinical situations.

While we are proud of the organization and its traditions, we are equally proud of the quality of the residents themselves.   Our residents demonstrate a commitment not just to patients and the practice of medicine, but to a collegiality and support for each other that sets our program apart.

We look forward to sharing our program with you.

Robert Amoruso, MD, FCCP
Chairman, Medicine

The Internal Medicine residents rotate in the following areas, in addition to a weekly continuity care clinic. Calls are taken every fourth night.

ROTATION PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
Medical Floor 5.5 months 3 months 3 months
Ambulatory Clinics 1 month 0.5 months 1 month
Critical Care Units 1 month 3 months 1 month
Emergency Room 1 month    
Electives (General) 1 month 1 month 1 month
Electives (Outpatient)   2 months 2 months
Geriatrics     1 month
Family Health Center     1 month
Night Float 1.5 months 1.5 months 1 month
Vacation 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Continuity Care Clinic 1/2 day weekly 1/2 day weekly 1/2 day weekly

Night Float: Our night float system includes full resident coverage for admitting and cross coverage responsibilities and allows residence on call to go home at 9 pm.

Quick Facts

  • The program is fully accredited by the ACGME
  • The program is approved for 51 positions (17 in each of the three PGY levels)
  • We have a 100% pass rate for 4 of the last 7 years. Our 3-year rolling average is 89% and we consistently score above the national average.
  • The program offers fellowship training in the fields of Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, and Infectious Disease.
  • We strictly follow ACGME rules about work hours: depending on the rotation, residents work between 40-72 hours weekly, and receive four to eight days off each month.
  • We have an extraordinary diversity of pathology, due in large part to the mix of multi-ethnic populations and socioeconomic groups. This is one of the major strengths of the program
  • The hospital is situated in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia

Compensation & Benefits

Annual Salary

  • PGY-1 = $51,500
  • PGY-2 = $54,435
  • PGY-3 = $57,371

Benefits

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Plan
  • Disability Insurance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Basic Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care)
  • Qualified Transportation Expense
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Legal Services
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity
  • Child Care Services

 Other Additional Benefits

  • Paid Board Review Course
  • On-Call Meal Allowance ($160 monthly)
  • Free Lab Coats
  • Educational funds reimbursement - $500 per year
  • Conference Reimbursement

Medical Fellowships

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease

Educational Conferences & Opportunities

Morning Report: Morning Report affords residents an opportunity to review cases with residents and faculty in a collegial atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on oral presentation, work-up, history-taking and physical exam skills, differential diagnosis, and instituting systems-based approach plan of care.

Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday. Speakers include regional/national leaders and our own faculty on a variety of healthcare topics.

Morbidity/Mortality Conference: Held on the first Wednesday of each month, M&M highlights cases that pose educational opportunities with a focus on examining systems of care, identifying errors, and creating system solutions.

Journal Club: Conducted by the Director of Research & Associate Program Director, residents analyze, present, and discuss selected articles using an evidence-based approach.

Ethics Conference: Monthly lectures related to a wide variety of commonly encountered problems such as End-of-Life Care, DNR, professional responsibility, conflict of interest, and physician/patient management. Ethics-for-Lunch Series also takes place throughout the year.

Board Review: Biannual sessions are divided among the major content areas as preparation for the ABIM exam. In addition, we provide an in depth Board Review Course for PGY 2-+3 year residents.

Noon Conferences: Held weekdays at noon, these didactic conferences review a wide range of medical topics.

Emergency Management Lecture Series: During July & August, conferences focus on the emergency management of frequently encountered problems/illnesses and specifically geared for PGY-1 residents.

Research Methods Course: Residents are taught the fundamentals of clinical study design, statistical analyses, and evaluation of research findings.

Program Director’s Teaching Rounds: Residents make teaching rounds once per week with the Program Director.

Aboeed A, Ghazarian Z, Manickavel S, Mathew J, DeBari V, Khan MA. Comparison of mortality between hypercapnic respiratory failure and hypoxic respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Submitted for presentation at the Annual ATS meeting, May 2014

Aboeed, A.;Ghazarian, Z.; Mahmood, N.;Manickavel, S.;Mathew,J.J.;Khan,M.A. The Incidence of Arrhythmias in Patients with QTc Prolongation Secondary to Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia Treatment After Cardiac Arrest Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Aboeed, A.;Ghazarian, Z.;Badin,K;Manickavel, S.;Mathew, J.J.;DeBari, V.A.;Khan, M.A. Comparison of Mortality Between Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure and Hypoxic Respiratory Failure in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Cavanagh, Y.; Thomas, A.B.;Punni,E.;DeBari, V.A.;Chandran, C.B. Antihypertensive Agents as Risk Factors for Post – operative Acute Kidney Injury Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Kahlon, T.S.; Spoust, B.;Delisi, M. Incidence of HMG-COA Reductase Inhibitor Use in Patients with Diabetes in a Community-Based Family Medicine Practice Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Kaur, G.;Gauchan, D.;John, B.;Patel, B.;Gore, A.;Shabaan, H.; Modi Y.; Maroules M.;DeBari V.A. Association of ABO Blood Group and The Risk of Lung Cancer in United States Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Manickavel, S.;Patel, K.; Aboeed, A.; Mahmood, N.; Khan, M.A. Impact of Anemia on Ventilator Days and In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with COPD Exacerbation Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Mittal, V.;Nanavati, S.; Vibu Varghese V.; Shah, P.; Karki A.;Shah A.; DeBari V.A.; Baddoura, W.J. Chronic Heart Failure as a Risk Factor for Clostridium Difficile Infection Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Mozafarian, M.; Dekermenjian, R.;Patel, A.;Gadallah, N.;Lysenko, L;Patel, D.; DeBari, V.A. Outcomes of Split Night Versus Full Night CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Titration Studies in Achieving The Optimal CPAP Pressure, In Patients with Severe OSA Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, H.;Kumar, A.;Shaaban, H.;Shah.;Baddoura, W.J.;DeBari, V.A.;Maroules, M Role of Non-Selective Beta Blockers In Hepatocellular Carcinoma Prevention: A Retrospective Analysis in Patients with Cirrhosis Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Scillia, A: McDermott, J: Issa, K: Patel, D: Festa, A.; McInerney, V.K. Incident Trends, Patients Characteristics, and Economical Assessment of Inpatient Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in America: A Nationwide Database Study From 1998 to 2010 Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Altheeb, ZF.;Hamdan, A.H. Left Ventricular Non Compaction LVNC: Early Diagnosis with Atypical Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Bajaj, S.; Nandigam, H.;Alkhouri, Y.;Galldin, L.;Parikh, N.;Patel, N.; Shamoon, F. An Unusual Location of a Papillary Fibroelastoma Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Cavanagh, Y.;Nguyen, N.Q.;Baddoura, W.;Gupta,A. Multiple Intussusceptions Associated with Polycythemis in an Anabolic Abuser Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Cavanagh, Y: Thomas, A.B. Endocrine Dysfunction Following Abdominal Gunshot Wound Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Cavanagh, Y.;Shah, N.; Shaaban, H.;Shaikh, S. Pituitary Tumor: An Unusual Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014 Hossain, S. Tuberculous Epidural Abscess In Immunocompetent Patient Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

John, B.;Kaur,G.;St. Hypokalemia – A Cause of Mortality in Megaloblastic Anemia? Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Kaur, G.; John, B. A Case of Collapsing Glomerulopathy Secondary to CMV in An HIV Patient Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Kaur, G. Virchows Triad By Triple Strike Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Kollu, V.;Patel, H. Pericardial Tamponade, a Rare Complication of Amyloid Heart Disease Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Kumar, A.;Patel, H.; Modi, T.; Shaaban, H. False Localization of Gallium Scan to Bone Marrow In Anemia of Chronic Disease Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Labban, M.;Patel, H.;Sathe, S. Immune Mediated Encephalitis Associated with Antibody Against N Type Volgage Gated Calcium Channel (Vgcc) Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Labban, M.; John, B. Altered Mental Statues and Limbic Encephalitis Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Pandya, S: Salamera, J. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome(PRES) in a Postpartum Patient: A Case Report Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, H.;Kumar, A.;Maroules, M: Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Gallbladder Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, H.; Shaaban, H.;Benn, H. A Rare Case Report of Tumoral Calcinosis Syndtome In An Adult with Rheumatoid Arthritis Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, H.; Shah, N.;Shaaban, H.;Baddoura, W. A Rare Case Report of Spontaneous Resolution of Hepatic Portal Venous Gas Associated with Cocaine-Induced Intestinal Ischemia Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, H.; Nguyen, N.Q.: Baddoura, W.;Shaikh, S. Pancreaticoureteral Fistula: A Rare Complication of Pancreatitis Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, H.G.;Nag Chowdhury, D.;Shah, N:Karki, A.; Spira, R.S. Black Esophagus –Acute Esophageal Necrosis Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium , Seton Hall University 2014

Patel, K.; Alattar, F.;Koneru, J.;Shamoon, F. ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction After Pharmacologic Persantine Stress Test In a Patient with Wellen’s Syndrome Presentation at the 25th Annual Dr. George Perez Research Colloquium, Seton Hall University 2014

After completing the program, residents have matched in the following fellowships:

Gastroenterology  

  • New York Medical – Westchester Medical Center University Hospital
  • NYMC - SJRMC                           

Pulmonary Critical Care

  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

Nephrology

  • University of Buffalo
  • University Hospital of  Missouri – Columbia, MO

Cardiology

  • St. Michael’s Medical Center Newark, NJ
  • NYMC-SJRMC   
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center  Brooklyn, New York                                  

Geriatrics

  • Temple University Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
  • Cornel University-New York Presbyterian Hospital

Hematology / Oncology

  • University of Connecticut     
  • NYMC-SJRMC           

Endocrine

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center Worcester, MA

Infectious Disease

  • Yale University- New- Haven Hospital New Haven Connecticut
  • University of Connecticut

College and St. George’s University School of Medicine rotate through the department for core clerkships and elective rotations.

Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency program at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

We offer 17 categorical positions annually
All applicants must apply through ERAS

We fully participate in the MATCH

  • Applicants with recent graduation from medical school and USMLE scores > 200 on first attempt for Steps 1 and 2 are preferred.
  • Applicants must have three letters of recommendations of which one must be from medicine.
  • All applicants will be looked at on an individual basis
  • We sponsor both J-1 and H-1 visas

We conduct interviews from October to February.  Our interviews are done on Mondays and consist of:

  • A meet and greet with the current residents
  • Attend morning report
  • A light breakfast
  • Chairman’s welcome
  • Interviews with program directors, chief residents, and faculty
  • A tour of the hospital and Sim lab
  • Lunch with our current residents
  • Farewell with the chief resident

Please contact us if you have any further questions by filling out the form below.

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