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Department Overview

Program Size, Training Locations and Education Opportunities
  • 100% pass rate over the past 10 years
  • 4 residents per year
  • St. Joseph’s Family Medicine in Clifton, fully equipped full-scope office setting
  • Inpatient training at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, a large tertiary trauma center
  • Inpatient training at St. Joseph’s Children Hospital at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
  • Rotations based in DePaul Ambulatory Center in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Rotations based in numerous private sub-specialty offices in surrounding towns
  • Rotations at New Jersey Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine
  • Integrated training with other SJUMC residency programs that allows Family Medicine residents to develop experience in other specialties (Pediatrics, Surgery, Emergency, etc.)
  • Monthly nursing home visits with continuity patients at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Rehab Center in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
  • Training to conduct home visits for homebound patients
  • Plentiful opportunities to participate in OR (as first assist), procedures, and deliveries
  • Training to provide appropriate and complete care within a designated Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Access to in-office PharmD with expertise in diabetic medication management
  • Access to in-office Behavioral Health LCSW as a part of our new and innovative behavioral health campaign to better serve our patients
  • In-office retina camera for diabetic eye exams with planned integrated training curriculum
  • In-office procedure room with electro-cautery machine and opportunities for other small procedures
  • Residents afforded with placement assistance upon graduation with abundant opportunities to practice both locally and in regions of interest in outpatient, urgent care, and hospitalist positions; guidance with fellowship applications if desired
  • Population Served
  • St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is a tertiary care referral center for Passaic County
  • Patients come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, including those with Medicaid, Medicare, charity care, private insurance, and self-pay
  • Diverse mix of urban and suburban populations
  • Patients in all stages of life
  • Pregnant women (peripartum continuity clinic, L&D, post-partum floor, outpatient; >3500 deliveries per year at SJUMC)
  • Newborns (nursery, ED, outpatient)
  • Children, adolescents (inpatient, ED, outpatient)
  • Adults, elderly (inpatient, ED, outpatient, long term care, home visits)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Various community-based outreach initiatives and health fairs
  • Various fundraising events including annual 4-mile run at Garret Mountain
  • Opportunities to work with sideline physicians for HS/College level football games
  • Annual Special Olympics pre-participation sports physicals at Special Olympics of NJ Headquarters
  • Clifton High School physicals
  • Teaching Opportunities
    Residents will have extensive exposure to interact with and teach third- and fourth-year medical students on all inpatient rotations, as well as in the clinic. Second- and third-year residents will teach third- and fourth-year medical students in the outpatient Clifton Family Practice office
    Board Pass Rates
    100% in the last 10 years
  • Monthly meal allowance to the hospital cafeteria and Au Bon Pain Café
  • Two free lab coats per year
  • Educational book/electronic reimbursement ($500.00/yr)
  • Conference reimbursement during third year
  • AAFP membership and subscription to American Family Physician (bi-monthly journal; print and online with access to board review questions)
  • Affordable insurance plans with prescription coverage
  • Disability Insurance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Opportunity to fund Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Child care services available
  • Employee discount program
  • Discounted gym membership at Club Metro USA adjacent to hospital
  • Virgin Pulse healthy employee rewards application (step and healthy habits tracker that sums to monetary wellness rewards)
    Inpatient Care
    Our residents train at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.
    Outpatient Care
    Our model ambulatory care center, St. Joseph’s Family Medicine in Clifton, is 3.2 miles from St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. It includes all elements required for patient care and education, including 13 examination rooms, a special procedure room, a family therapy room, precepting areas, an office lab, and a conference room.  The St. Joseph’s ambulatory imaging center is also on site, offering multiple imaging modalities for patients, both routine and stat.
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