Residency: Internal Medicine


 
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General Information

Our three-year categorical Internal Medicine Program is sponsored by Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences. Our program is fully accredited by the ACGME and the AOA. The program provides physicians in training with the knowledge, technical expertise, and humanistic skills internists need to provide quality care for patients. The program gives residents exposure to diverse mix of patients with a variety of medical conditions.

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT SETON HALL
In January 2015, Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Medical Center announced a final agreement to restart a Medical School sponsored by the University. The main campus will be at the former Roche Pharmaceuticals international headquarters in Nutley, NJ and clinical facilities will include Trinitas as well as other New Jersey hospitals. Plans are for the first class to start in the fall of 2017.

Internal Medicine Program Leadership


William Farrer, M.D. FACP, FIDSA
Program Director Graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY and his fellowship in Infectious Disease at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Associate Program Director for many years. Dr. Farrer recently took over as Program director. He has been the recipient of the Archbishop McCarrick Award for Teaching Excellence and is past president of the Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey. He also serves on the American College of Physicians New Jersey Chapter Governor’s Council and in 2014 received the prestigious Laureate Award for Service to ACP. He has been listed as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, and the Castle Connolly Guide.

James Agresti, DO
Program Director Osteopathic Track
Dr. Agresti graduated from Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital Corporation and his Nephrology Fellowship at Hahnemann University Medical Center. He has been the Program Director of the Osteopathic Track since its inception.

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Faculty

Michael Brescia, MD
Critical Care

Jill Butler, MD
Primary Care

Geraldo Capo, MD
Hematology/Oncology

Michelle Cholankeril, MD
Hematology/Oncology

John D'Angelo, DO
Emergency Medicine

Ari Eckman, MD
Endocrinology

Vipin Garg, MD
Pulmonary

Thomas Golbert, MD
Allergy/Immunology

Abie Li, DO
Emergency Medicine

Meherwan Joshi, MD
Cardiology

William Kessler, MD
Hematology/Oncology

Barry Levinson, MD
Hematology/Oncology

Tariq Mahmood, MD
Rheumatology

James McAnally, MD
Nephrology

Arthur Millman, MD
Cardiology

Muniba Naqi, MD
Hospital Medicine

Manish Patel, MD
Primary Care

Julius Salamera, MD
Infectious Disease

Fayez Shamoon, MD
Cardiology

Clark Sherer, MD
Infectious Disease

Fayez Shamoon, MD
Cardiology

Kamran Tasharofi, MD
Primary Care

Michael Viksjo, MD
Gastroenterology

Michael Zaboski, MD
Primary Care

Frequently-Asked Questions

Q. How do I submit an application?
A. All residents must apply through the Electronic Residency Applications(ERAS). Applications submitted in any other form will not be reviewed. If you are interested in our combined Osteopathic/Allopathic track, you should apply via the DO portal. Otherwise, use the main ERAS.

Q. How Many Categorical Positions are there?
A. We typically take 10 PGY-1 residents each year, including the AOA/AMA track.

Q. Does your program Accept applicants who need a Visa?
A. Program will sponsor H-1 and J-1 visas; we are exempt from the H-1 cap.

Q. Is there a "cut off" year of Graduation?
A. We prefer applicants who have graduated in the last 5-6 years. However, if you have been involved in training in another country since graduation, this is definitely a plus.

Q. Is there USMLE cut off? Do I have to have my CS to apply?
A. We prefer scores of 225 and above on USMLE steps 1 and 2 on the first attempt. You do not have to have CS to apply but must have passed it on the first attempt in order to participate in the match. For Osteopathic Track applicants, we prefer scores of at least 500 on each COMLEX step.

Q. Is there USMLE Cut off? Do I have to have my CS to apply?
A. We prefer scores of 80 and above on steps I and II in the first attempt. You do not have to have CS to apply but must have passed it in the first attempt in order to participate in the match.

Q. What are some of the facilities of the hospitals?

  • State of the Art EMR (Allscripts’ Sunrise Clinical Manager), virtually paperless as of summer 2015
  • Fully stocked library and extensive on-line services such as UpToDate, EBSCO Host, and Access Medicine
  • Free Parking
  • Resident On-Call Rooms
  • Resident Lounge
  • Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Extensive Cardiology services, including elective and emergency angioplasty
  • Trinitas Wound Healing Center

Q. Does your program allow observerships?
A. The Internal Medicine Program does not sponsor any oberserverships.

Q. What will my salary be as a resident?
A. PGY-I- $49,063.41
    PGY II- $ 52,648.64
    PGY III- $ $55,970.26

Q. Will I receive other benefits?
A. Yes as a resident you will receive the following benefits:

  • Meal Cards while on call
  • Lab Coats
  • Scrubs
  • Malpractice
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Book Allowance
  • MKSAP

Q. Will I need a NJ Medical License before I can start my residency?
A. NJ does not require residents to have a license.

Q. What Fellowship opportunities does your program have?
A. At this time, Trinitas is part of an integrated Cardiology fellowship under the directorship of Dr. Fayez Shamoon, who is based at TRMC. Residents have the opportunity to do electives in Hematology/Oncology and Gastroenterology at St. Joseph’s Medical center, which has historically been part of the Seton Hall fellowship system. With the start of the new Medical School, we are excited about the prospects for new training opportunities.

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Sample Monthly Lecture Schedule

7:00AM    Morning Report Daily
8:00AM    Neuro Radiology Monthly
10:30AM  Chief of Service Tuesday
9:00AM   Morbidity and Mortality Conference First Thursday/month
9:00AM   Grand Rounds Every Thursday except first Thursday
12:00PM  Core Lecture series Daily Journal Club 1x/mo.
12:00PM  Tumor Board First Friday of Month

Internal Medicine Rotation Schedule

PGY I
1 month ICU
7 months Floors
2 Months Ambulatory
1 Month Vacation
1 Month Night Float

PGY II
2 months Ambulatory
1 month Vacation
3 1/2 months ICU
1 1/2 months Floor Team Leader
1 month Night Float
3 months Elective in one of the sub-specialties

PGY III
1 month Geriatrics
1 month Emergency Medicine
1 month Unit Team Leader
1 1/2 months Ambulatory
1 month Vacation
1 month Night Float
2 1/2 month Floor Team Leader
3 months Elective in one of the sub-specialties

*one elective in the PGY II or PGY III must be in Neurology

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Dually Accredited Track Osteopathic and Allopathic Sample Rotation Schedule

PGY I
1 month Emergency Medicine
1 month OB/GYN
1 month Surgery
1 month Cardiology
1 month Ambulatory
1 month Vacation
1 month Night Float
5 months Floors

PGY II
2 1/2 months Unit
2 1/2 months Floor Team Leader
2 months Ambulatory
1 month Vacation
1 month Night Float
3 months Electives

PGY III
2 1/2 months Floor Team Leader
1 month Night Float
1 month Geriatrics
1 1/2 months Ambulatory
1 month Unit Team Leader
4 month Electives
1 month Vacation

*one elective in the PGY II or PGY III must be in Neurology

Post Graduates 2004-2012

Specialty Field
# of Residents

Cardiology Fellowships
6

Critical Care Fellowships
4

Endocrinology Fellowships
3

Gastroenterology
2

Geriatrics Fellowships
1

Hematology/Oncology Fellowships
9

Infectious Disease Fellowships
5

Nephrology Fellowship
3

Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowships
2

Hospitalist Position
44

Primary Care
12

Sports Medicine Fellowship
1

Nutrition Fellowship
1

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