Graduate Medical Education 

Jersey Shore is the teaching hospital of Meridian Health, a six hospital Health System located in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. We offer patient centered primary care as well as cutting edge, technologically sophisticated care to residents of New Jersey.

Medical education, both on the undergraduate and graduate level, post-graduate levels is one of our highest priorities, and we strive to meet all of these requirements through innovation.

Our residents all receive training in Performance Improvement and Quality Improvement.

We take pride in our teamwork and utilize a variety of programs to foster our residents’ communication and clinical skills through practice in clinical scenarios.

While we strive to provide new generations of physicians, with training in cutting-edge medicine, we consider their acculturation as humanistic, compassionate and empathetic caregivers and team members of equal importance.

Our faculty is recognized for their clinical skills and individualized attention to our learners. Through hands-on clinical experience, simulation exercises, didactic sessions, workshops and online modules, our residents become skilled in caring for patients with a broad spectrum of disorders in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Training in evidence based medicine and critical interpretation of the medical literature is emphasized. We invest in UpToDate, the leading point of care database and have two full time biostatisticians available for residents’ research projects. Our residents are expected to engage in a mentored research project during their training and projects and posters are presented at Research Day.

Our graduates have gone on to practice the highest level of care throughout our communities, as well as New Jersey, nationally and throughout the world. We hope that you will join us in our educational and patient care mission and look forward to greeting you at Jersey Shore University Medical Center!

Training Programs 

Jersey Shore University Medical Center sponsors ACGME accredited residency training in Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Internal Medicine.

All of our programs are accredited by ACGME or their relevant accrediting agency, as is JSUMC. Our Pediatrics program is dually accredited by ACGME and AOA, and we offer a Sports Medicine Fellowship and a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship through the Department of Pediatrics. We also sponsor graduate training programs in General Dentistry, Clinical Pharmacy and Podiatry. In total, we sponsor over 100 residents and one fellow in our programs.

We place a great emphasis on quality and patient safety in our training programs. JSUMC is one of 35 institutions to participate in the National Initiative IV sponsored by the Alliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC). Our focus is on quality improvement. All residents training at Jersey Shore will take part in a curriculum that includes quality and patient safety modules offered through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), as well as local lectures and completion of a quality improvement project and/or participation on a quality improvement team.

Resident Oath Ceremony

All incoming residents at Jersey Shore create a Professionalism Oath during orientation week, which they recite at a welcome lunch ceremony for new trainees and their families during Orientation Week.