Undergraduate Medical Education

Message from the Corporate Director of Medical Education

We are delighted to welcome you as a learner at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. We are the major teaching hospital of Meridian Health, and a large University Medical Center Affiliate of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). We offer core clinical clerkships to RWJMS students in Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, and Critical Care to RWJMS students.

We also offer third and fourth year electives in internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, EM, radiology, and psychiatry. We are an educational site for approximately 30 RWJMS students at any one time, during their third and fourth years of medical school. At Jersey Shore, electives are offered primarily to RWJMS students. The remainder of the electives are filled on a competitive basis by both osteopathic and allopathic medical students from other schools.

We have more than 100 residents in our three Jersey Shore sponsored, ACGME accredited residency programs: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN. We also offer a Sports Medicine Fellowship. In addition, we offer a combined surgical residency program with RWJMS, and combined fellowships in adult Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery. Residents in General Dentistry, Pharmacy , Podiatry and Urology train at Jersey Shore as well.

Ocean Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family is affiliated with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Rowan-SOM students spend time at Ocean on clinical rotations and for elective experiences.

Our goal is to provide all of our learners with an educational experience that is second to none. Our culture at Jersey Shore is best expressed by our mission.

Education on both the undergraduate and graduate level is competency based. We pride ourselves on our inter-professional learning environment, commitment to our community, and responsibility to teach our learners to provide patients with outstanding primary care as well as tertiary and sub-specialized medical and surgical treatment when necessary.

You will find us to be a supportive, warm, and welcoming place to learn.  

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in the Ackerman Pavilion, on the first floor. We welcome you to visit us at any time.


David Kountz, M.D.

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Patricia Gerand,

Medical Student Liaison