School of Health and Medical Sciences
Program Overview

Seton Hall University School of Health & Medical Sciences Integrated Program

Saint Michael's Medical Center and Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and handle severe chronic illnesses, doctors of internal medicine, also referred to as internists, practice medicine from a primary care perspective, but can treat and manage many ailments.

Recognizing that internal medicine is an integral component in the provision of healthcare services in the United States, the School of Health & Medical Sciences offers the Internal Medicine Residency Program. This program provides physicians in training with the knowledge, technical experience and humanistic skills necessary for internists to provide high-quality patient care.

The residency curriculum is divided over the post-graduate year (PGY) 1, 2 and 3 levels. Rotations take place in the following state-of-the-art hospitals:


Residents rotate in both locations and in outpatient sites each year. In total, there are 85 positions available: Thirty-five are based at Trinitas, and 50 are based at Saint Michael’s.
In a warm and supportive teaching environment, residents assume an educationally sound caseload with graduated responsibilities. The program offers:

  • Focused training in interdisciplinary fields of medicine;
  • Innovative primary care internal medicine track;
  • Daily teaching rounds;
  • Weekly conferences that integrate basic science into the curriculum and an extensive lecture series;
  • Clinical Research and Scientific Methodology course and participation in Journal Club;
  • Fellowships in cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and pulmonary/critical care; and
  • Experience in outpatient medicine through block rotations in ambulatory care at faculty practices and ongoing weekly continuity clinics.

PGY-1 focuses on the care of patients with routine illnesses and experience in the intensive care unit. During an ambulatory care rotation, residents receive interdisciplinary experience in primary non-internal medicine areas, including women’s health; ear, nose and throat; ophthalmology, orthopaedics, psychiatry and allergy. In-house duties include taking patient histories and performing physical examinations, while also managing patients and performing procedures such as CVP catheter insertions, lumbar punctures and thoracenteses.

During PGY-2, residents are trained in critical care medicine through rotations in the intensive and intermediate care units. Residents care for critically ill patients and gain proficiency with such procedures as ventilator management, pacemakers, dialysis, intra-aortic balloon pumps and invasive pressure monitors. Second-year residents begin supervision of PGY-1 residents. Under the mentorship of an emergency medicine specialist, residents spend a one-month rotation in the emergency department. They also spend one month in ambulatory office-based internal medicine and choose up to two elective rotations.

In the final year of residency, cognitive skills and the ability to make sound judgment calls regarding patient care is emphasized. Residents hone these leadership skills heading a team of junior residents and medical students. Rotations include ambulatory care, geriatrics, neurology and up to three electives. A one-month research rotation is available.

Elective rotations for PGY-2 and 3 residents include:

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Endrocrinology and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology.

Dedicated to providing residents with a quality learning experience, faculty are clinically experienced in internal medicine, having trained in hospitals around the country and in highly regarded residency programs.

For more information on the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Seton Hall University, review the program requirements and apply today.

Contact Us:
Program Director: Ernest Federici, M.D.
Seton Hall Internal Medicine Residency Program 
225 Williamson Street 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207 
(908) 994-5420

St. Francis Medical Center
Specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and handle severe chronic illnesses, doctors of internal medicine, also referred to as internists, practice medicine from a primary care perspective, but can treat and manage many ailments.

Recognizing that internal medicine is an integral component in the provision of healthcare services in the United States, the School of Health & Medical Sciences offers the Internal Medicine Residency Program through the Department of Medicine and Surgery at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. This program provides physicians in training with the knowledge, technical experience and humanistic skills necessary for internists to provide high-quality patient care.

•    The residency curriculum is divided over the post-graduate year (PGY) 1, 2 and 3 levels. In total, there are 24 residency positions available, eight per year. In a warm and supportive teaching environment, residents assume an educationally sound caseload with graduated responsibilities.

PGY-1 focuses on the care of patients with routine illnesses and experience. Each resident follows a patnel of patients as the primary care physician for three years. Clinic is one-half day per week. Residents gain hands-on experiences through 13 four-week rotations, which include intensive care unit (ICU), critical care unit (CCU), private office ambulatory experience, ambulatory selective and inpatient selective.

During PGY-2, residents continue to follow a panel of patients as the primary care physician. Clinic is one-half day per week for the first half of the training year and increases to two-and-a-half days a week in the seventh rotation. Rotations include ICU, CCU, inpatient consolation with subspecialty clinics, emergency medicine, private office ambulatory experience, ambulatory selective and subspecialty elective. are trained in critical care medicine through rotations in the intensive and intermediate care units. Second-year residents also begin supervision of PGY-1 residents.

In PGY-3, cognitive skills and ability to make sound judgment calls regarding patient care is emphasized. Chief residents continue to follow a panel of patients as the primary care physician, and clinics are two-and-a-half days per week. Rotations include general inpatient services, ICU, CCU, inpatient consultation and subspecialty clinics, private office ambulatory experience, medical subspecialty electives and selective electives. ambulatory care, geriatrics, neurology and up to three electives. A one-month research rotation is available.

Dedicated to providing residents with a quality learning experience, faculty are clinically experienced in internal medicine, having trained in hospitals around the country and in highly regarded residency programs.

For more information on the Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Francis Medical Center affiliated with Seton Hall University, review the program requirements and apply today.

Contact Us:
Program Director: Dennis Cleri, M.D.
St. Francis Medical Center
601 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ  08629
(609) 599-5061

Program Director:
Ernest Frederici, M.D.

(908) 994-5257
mmann@trinitas.org

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