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 healthcare 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 Health Sciences and the Division of Medical Residencies and Fellowships.
The School offers several innovative graduate programs in health sciences and health administration. These programs are designed to provide individuals with an enhanced knowledge base through flexible and diverse curricula.
The School offers professional programs at the master's and doctoral levels, preparing students to become skilled healthcare practitioners with a solid appreciation for interprofessional practice:
- Master of Science in Athletic Training
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
The School also offers a post-professional program leading to the degree of:
- Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, with specializations in movement science, speech-language pathology, or health professions leadership.
For individuals wishing to advance or begin their careers in healthcare management, the School offers the:
- Master of Healthcare Administration degree, available in both on-campus and online formats, as well as certificate programs in healthcare administration and global health management.
Residency and Fellowship Programs
Residency programs offer training for physicians in specialty areas such as:
- 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 accredited. The training occurs at participating institutions: 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.
Faculty Guide and Bylaws
Download the SHMS Faculty Guide and Bylaws, as approved December 6, 2010.