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Frequently Asked Questions

The following Frequently Asked Questions are provided as reference for those additional questions you may have regarding the Internal Medicine Residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Each resident is given a $350/month meal card allowance with access to our Phoebe’s Cafeteria and Atrium Cafe. Additionally, JSUMC offers other benefits:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Life Insurance
  • Computer and library access 24/7
  • Disability in accordance with the law and Board eligibility requirements.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family leave
  • Time to attend educational meetings/conferences
  • Life support courses and certification
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Medical leave
  • On-call Living Quarters
  • Free Parking
  • Tax sheltered annuity plan 401K
  • Temporary Disability
  • White coats
  • Wellness Program
  • Workers’ Compensation

JSUMC has received many compliments for its dining options offered at Phoebe’s Cafeteria, which is an employee-only cafe. Phoebe’s offers many food options that rotate daily as well as consistent options such as sandwich/wraps station, soup and salad bar, pizza station and grill. Atrium Cafe provides additional healthy-eating options of made to order salads, sandwiches, wraps and soups, as well as coffee, beverages and snacks. A newly opened cafe can be found in the Amdur pavilion in the hospital famously known for making Starbucks sponsored beverages.

Residents commonly perform placements of ultrasound-guided intravenous peripheral lines, central venous catheters and arterial lines. Residents are encouraged to perform additional procedures under proper supervision, particularly if they are of interest to the resident. These procedures include but are not limited to endotracheal intubation, paracentesis, thoracentesis, nasogastric tube placement, lumbar puncture, and many more.

JSUMC provides many outlets for residents to receive and provide feedback. During clinical rotations, residents are supervised by attending physicians and direct feedback is provided at the end of each rotation. Residents receive formal feedback in the form of standardized evaluations from attending physicians that encompass various aspects of performance, including professionalism, medical knowledge, clinical communication and teamwork. Monthly, JSUMC offers Feedback Friday which provides an open platform for residents to provide any feedback regarding the overall program to the Department Chair of Medicine faculty. In addition, semi-annual feedback is provided in a one-on-one setting with the Program Director, which summarizes performance and identifies areas for improvement. Lastly, JSUMC supports an open-door policy that encourages residents to seek guidance from attending physicians for support and resources.

The program has a jeopardy system in place for every class. Each resident will be on jeopardy for approximately 4 weeks out of the year where they may be pulled to cover any unanticipated needs in core rotations. These residents carry on as usual unless additional coverage is needed.

There is no difference in scheduling for categorical or preliminary/transitional year interns. All interns are treated as part of the same team and complete the same rotations. If alternative accommodations are needed for program specific requirements (ex. emergency medicine experience for anesthesia), we accommodate those requests as best as possible.

Yes in-house moonlighting is a unique opportunity provided for the PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents. There is no moonlighting outside Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Our residents are extremely involved in research with over *** publications in the year 2022 alone! Our research is primarily clinical with several of our faculty specializing in database analysis and IRB approval. There is a large interest in quality improvement (QI) projects where residents can work directly with hospital administration to improve patient care. Every categorical resident must complete a scholarly activity prior to graduation. Every spring the hospital hosts “Research Day” which is open to all residents.

Yes! The Hackensack Network has support services for residents with children including day care.

Every incoming PGY-1 will receive 2 white coats from the program at the start of their training at no cost..

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