The School of Health and Medical Sciences, established as the School of Graduate Medical Education in 1987, is a professional school within the University structure.
The School's mission is to prepare health care professionals to assume leadership roles in the health care arena.
To achieve this goal, a variety of unique and innovative educational programs are offered utilizing a multi-institutional and integrated approach to graduate education. The School consists of two distinct educational divisions: The Division of Medical Residencies and Fellowships and The Division of Health Sciences.
Residency and Fellowship Programs
Residency programs offer training for physicians and dentists in specialty areas such as:
- A.O.A. Emergency Medicine
- A.O.A. Internal Medicine
- A.O.A. Internship
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
There is also subspecialty training available for qualified candidates who have completed the appropriate prerequisite training.
All residency and fellowship programs are ACGME, AOA and ADA accredited. The training occurs at participating institutions: Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark; St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison and St. Francis in Trenton. The hospitals and the University jointly attest to the successful completion of` the residency training through the issuance of a certificate.
Graduate Programs in Health Sciences
The School offers several innovative graduate programs in health sciences. These programs are designed to provide individuals with an enhanced knowledge base through flexible and diverse curricula. For health care professionals, the School offers post-professional programs leading to the degrees of:
The School of Health and Medical Sciences offers professional programs at the master's and doctoral levels. These programs include some firsts in the state of New Jersey:
Furthermore, the School offers degree programs in: