One of Hackensack Meridian Health’s flagship hospitals, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will launch a new psychiatric residency and nephrology fellowship program, and will expand dental and pharmacy residency programs this year.
Beginning in July, the psychiatric and nephrology fellowship program will select one physician per year for a two-year specialty program. During a two year period, each fellow will rotate through 20 months of required clinical experience and four months of electives, research, and scholarly activity.
The expansions follow the July 2017 creation of its general surgery residency programs and cardiology fellowship program. Since Jersey Shore University Medical Center began its new general surgery residency program, it has expanded it to 18 faculty members from two.
The training program lasts five years and encourages research throughout each year of academic training. Two additional residents will be added to the program annually, eventually having a complement of ten resident physicians at any given time at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
“We are fortunate to have a medical staff that embraces not only training a new generation of physicians but is open to the continuous learning and idea sharing that comes with working side-by-side a new generation of medical professionals,” said Dr. Kenneth Sable, M.D. and president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. “They are dedicated educators who offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to these residents and fellows in a collegial, collaborative environment.”