Undergraduate Medical Education

Message from the Office of Academic Affairs

We are delighted to welcome you as a learner to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. We are one of the two academic medical centers of Hackensack Meridian Health, and a University-level 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, Emergency Medicine, and Critical Care...

We also offer third and fourth year electives to non-RWJMS in a variety of areas. Students from LCME-accredited schools are encouraged to visit the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) webpage on the AAMC website for further information on the electives and how to apply. Students from non-LCME accredited schools should contact the individual department at JSUMC for additional information regarding elective opportunities.

Faculty at Jersey Shore, as well as faculty at Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Medical Center, is working on an application for the Seton Hall – Hackensack – Meridian School of Medicine. The School will represent the first private medical school in New Jersey. It is anticipated that Seton Hall will enroll its first class in 2018.

The remainders 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 Jersey Shore-sponsored, ACGME accredited residency programs: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN. We also offer a Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship in Pediatrics. In addition, we participate as a site in the RWJMS surgical residency program, and combined residencies and fellowships in adult Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery and Psychiatry. Residents in General Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Podiatry 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.

In summary, 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 email, call, or visit us at any time.

David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Suzan O’Hara Medical Student Liaison