University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Medical School and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson have agreed to establish a major academic alliance. The agreement allows for the provision of expanded clinical instruction opportunities for medical students and residents as well as the exciting potential of innovative research collaborations between the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. "One of our missions at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School is to equip residents with the skills they need to deliver medical care that's defined by a high level of competency and compassion," said New Jersey Medical School Interim Dean Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP. "This partnership goes a long way in helping us carry out that mission."
One of the largest teaching hospitals in Northern New Jersey, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, which includes St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, has been offering high quality medical education opportunities to the doctors of tomorrow since the 1940s.
St. Joseph's currently holds academic affiliations with a variety of institutions including the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine, and UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School. The nine residency and five fellowship programs at St. Joseph's Regional Medical include Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular Disease, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Interventional Cardiology, Pulmonary and Nephrology, all of which are fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). St. Joseph's General Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery programs are accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Emergency Medicine program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
"St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is honored to form an alliance with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School," said Bill McDonald, President and CEO, SJHS. "This collaboration will expand academic and research opportunities in the State and open the doors to joint initiatives that will benefit our patients, our future physicians and health care in New Jersey."