Family Medicine Residency
Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
Excellence in teaching since 1976
The Family Medicine Residency Program at JFK Medical Center has maintained it’s tradition of excellence in teaching since 1976. The program seeks residents committed to their education and provides the atmosphere and opportunities where this commitment can be nurtured and grow.
The JFK Family Medicine Residency Program is affiliated with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The residency program is active in the teaching of core rotations in family medicine to students from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and other New Jersey Medical Schools, and it provides elective opportunities for students from an asundry of medical schools.
The Family Medicine Residency Program is the only primary care residency at JFK Medical Center so there is no competition for patients or procedures. Family Medicine residents have the opportunity to interact with residents from the Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residencies at the medical center. There are comprehensive ancillary services in the hospital to ensure that residents are not overburdened with “scut work,” providing adequate time for patient care and learning.
Hackensack Meridian Health
JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Welcome to the JFK Family Medicine Residency Website.
JFK offers excellent opportunities to learn the full spectrum of Family Medicine from Obstetrics and care of the newborn to Geriatrics. We also place a strong emphasis on putting the biopsychosocial model into practice with longitudinal experiences in Behavioral Science/Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Community Medicine. In our effort to be innovative and train residents for the future, we have been a Level III NCQA Patient-centered Medical Home since 2011, are a certified Centering group visit practice for prenatal and diabetic patients, and are a Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Medicare practice. We have also implemented an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) curriculum and the use of point-of care, hand-held ultrasound.
Our Family Medicine Center practice is divided into four multidisciplinary teams and incorporates disease and population care management. We have been exclusively using an electronic medical record including secure patient e-mail since 2005, and train residents how to conduct group visits and function as a leader of the health care team. We also have a strong longitudinal experience in Practice Management to prepare residents for the business aspects of their practice.
JFK recently merged with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), one of New Jersey’s largest, comprehensive health networks consisting of three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals, and nine community hospitals. HMH is also partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering to develop new standards of cancer care in New Jersey that will also be available at JFK.
In addition, HMH and Seton Hall University have come together to start a new medical school, The Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall University (SOM). The JFK Family Medicine Residency will play an integral role in the development of the SOM’s Department of Family Medicine, and I am honored to have been appointed the Founding Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Ultimately, our most important assets are the residents, faculty, and staff who work together to create the highest quality residency program as evidenced by our 100% Board passage rate for the past eight years. After looking at our website and learning about our vision for Family Medicine education, we hope you will seriously consider applying to our program.
Robin O. Winter, MD