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Program Overview


Welcome to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s General Surgery Residency Program, we thank you for your interest. Our mission is to graduate the very best academically based, broadly trained, self-sufficient surgeons who are able to move directly into a fellowship or practice with confidence. St. Joseph’s is an academic medical center providing excellent training for our residents in a high volume, high acuity, urban environment.  We treat a wide diversity of patients within equally diverse cultures.

We strive to create a culturally diverse group of faculty and residents by making a conscious effort to matriculate qualified applicants that reflect the diversity of the community they serve.

As a non-profit, 651 adult and pediatric-bed acute care teaching hospital, St. Joseph’s Health serves as a leading emergency/trauma/critical care resource for northern New Jersey and the surrounding region.

The General Surgical Residency program’s 60 month curriculum allows physicians to fulfill the ACGME and ACOS board requirements.  Residents can expect to scrub on an average of 1000 cases during their training.  The program has 20 positions divided over post-graduate years:  6 PGY-1s; 5- PGY-2s; and 3 for each of the three following PGY levels.

We have a very dedicated teaching faculty of more than 50 Board Certified surgeons covering General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Hepatobiliary, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic, ENT, Urology, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. All specialties are represented on premises.  Our state-of-the-art Critical Care building has significantly expanded our Emergency Department in the following areas- 88 treatment areas in separate Pediatric, Geriatric, and Adult Emergency Department. 56 Critical Care beds including CCU,SICU, MICU and 12 advanced systems-integrated operating theaters, 5 state -of -the -art trauma bays and a rooftop helipad.

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