Neuroscience Institute Education Residency
The ACGME-accredited Neurology Residency Program offers eight categorical positions per year. The preliminary Internal Medicine year is completed at either Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ or Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. The three years of Neurology are completed at JFK Medical Center. Our curriculum is designed to educate residents to provide outstanding clinical care for the full range of Neurology. The goal of the program is to develop able Neurologists skilled in clinical analysis, in evaluating and acquiring new medical information, and competent in managing medical and neurological emergencies. The residency aims to train accomplished practitioners and clinician scientists. The curriculum covers General Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurocritical Care, Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology and Psychiatry. Residents also participate in a weekly continuity clinic during the course of their three years.
A strong characteristic of residency education is our didactic and lecture series. Daily morning conferences focus on Neuroanatomy review, the neurological examination, clinical case presentations and examination (in-training and Board) preparation. Daily noon conferences cover the numerous areas of Neurology with speakers coming from the Neurology faculty at JFK Medical Center, subspecialists within the Hackensack Meridian Health system and visiting subspecialists. The faculty have also developed subspecialty lectures to foster resident interest for future fellowships.
Residents are expected to participate and complete a research project during each year of their training. They work closely with their mentor or another member of the faculty to develop the project throughout the academic year. Residents are also expected to present one Journal Club and one CPC presentation each year to help hone their presentation and analytical skills. The Neurology faculty at JFK Medical Center are heavily involved in research activities and include the residents in their projects.
Hackensack Meridian Health
JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
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Salary & Benefits
* Effective 7/1/2021
Under Residency tab, “Salary & Benefits” section
Please consolidate the 2 “Vacation and Personal Time” sections under one listed as “Paid Time Off”
Paid Time Off: 20 days per year
Holidays: 6 days per year
Continuing Medical Education
- BLS, ACLS, PALS provided at no cost
- 5 conference days + $1,500 reimbursement/year for PGY-II, PGY-III and PGY-IV Residents
- Daily morning and noon conference series
- Meal Cards
- Personalized lab coats
- Child care available
- On-site Fitness Center (discounted for JFK employees)
- Established parental/professional leave policy
Prospective residents must have satisfactorily completed an approved educational program at an accredited school of medicine. Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service and all positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program. For the 2022 Residency Interview Season, the deadline for applications will be December 15, 2021. Interviews will be conducted virtually between November 2021 and February 2022. We sponsor J1 visas.
Requirements for Application:
Applications must be submitted via ERAS. All applications are reviewed with preference given to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Graduated from medical school within the past 5 years
- Passed all USMLE Steps on the first or second attempt by the NRMP deadline for rank order lists. Priority is given to applicants who passed all exams on the first attempt
- International Medical Graduates must fulfill ECFMG requirements
- Hands-on clinical experience in the United States
- All prospective residents MUST meet New Jersey residency training permit requirements. Any applicant from a non-LCME, non-AOA accredited medical school must complete didactic training (first 2 years of basic sciences) where the school is authorized to confer a medical degree
For any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 732-632-1685.