ELIZABETH, NJ—The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is the new sponsor of the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Programs of Trinitas Regional Medical, announced officials. The alliance will enhance medical education and patient care at Trinitas.
In existence for over 30 years, Trinitas’ residency program gives physicians in training the knowledge, technical expertise and humanistic skills needed to provide quality care for patients. There are currently 42 physicians enrolled in the programs at Trinitas.
“Sponsorship of our graduate medical education program by Rutgers is a home run that brings great benefits to our residents and our patients,” Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas explained. “Rutgers is one of the oldest and perhaps best-known universities in the state, and it has a successful history of sponsoring residency programs in other hospitals. It stands for strong academic commitment and the staff is heavily involved in scholarly activities including research. In addition, our residents will have full use of their exceptional research and laboratory facilities.” he added.
Under the agreement, Rutgers and Trinitas will collaborate to enhance medical education, the delivery of healthcare and research opportunities. As the sponsoring institution, Rutgers will have responsibility for all aspects of the training of residents and the educational curricula. Rutgers and Trinitas will coordinate with one another to determine the number and qualifications of residents. The residents will be instructed by Rutgers faculty and Trinitas employed physicians and will have access to the vast educational resources at NJMS.
“The New Jersey Medical School looks forward to building on our academic and clinical affiliation at Trinitas,” Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean of NJMS said.
The Internal Medicine Program Director William Farrer, MD, FACP, FIDSA will continue in that role under the Rutgers sponsorship. He will also become the Director of Medical Education at Trinitas. The new Psychiatry Program Director, Rehan Malik, MD, will begin duties on January 1, 2018.
The Trinitas program is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association. Established in 1987, the program has grown in recent years to include Podiatry and Psychiatry residents, in addition to its long-established core of Internal Medicine. The Podiatric program is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education.
In addition, the program offers residency programs in Surgery and Obstetrics. Among the residents are those who rotate from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Georges University School of Medicine.
About Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Founded in 1954, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is the oldest school of medicine in the state. Today it is part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and graduates approximately 170 physicians a year. In addition to providing the MD degree, the school offers MD/Ph.D., MD/MPH, and MD/MBA degrees through collaborations with other institutions of higher education. Dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care and community outreach, the medical school comprises 20 academic departments and works with several healthcare partners, including its principal teaching hospital, The University Hospital. Its faculty consists of numerous world-renowned scientists and many of the region’s “top doctors.” Home to the nation’s oldest student-run clinic, New Jersey Medical School hosts more than 50 centers and institutes, including the Public Health Research Institute Center, the Global Tuberculosis Institute and the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. For more information visit: njms.rutgers.edu.
About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas is a Catholic teaching hospital for physicians and also oversees one of the largest and highest rated nursing schools in the nation. The Trinitas School of Nursing, in continuous operation since 1891, was the first hospital-based school in the United States to receive Center of Excellence recognition by the National League for Nursing. Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a 546-bed full-service healthcare organization that serves much of New Jersey with services that include behavioral health, cancer treatment, renal care, cardiac care, maternal/child services and wound healing, among others.
For more information visit TrinitasRMC.org