Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Program Information

This is an ACGME- accredited four-year postgraduate training program in anatomic and clinical pathology. It is an integrated program with Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ, and Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, all members of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. The integrated program in pathology offers the resident the opportunity to train in diverse hospital practice settings from suburban to urban community hospital settings. The trainee is exposed to a wide variety of cases reflecting the various demographic populations of the communities served. The program is fully integrated among the two institutions with specific rotations at designated centers or at selected off-site locations covering all aspects of anatomic and clinical pathology. Autopsy coverage is provided for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center along with a rotation in Coagulation. All rotations are structured with specific goals and objectives. Evaluations of the trainee, the faculty members and rotations are carried out regularly. These evaluations are reviewed with the trainees in a constructive manner and followed up by the program director. It is the fundamental belief of the program faculty that trainees should be involved in everyday practice as members of the healthcare team with graduated responsibility, thereby giving them the opportunity to evolve into responsible pathologists able to serve the community in either a private practice or university setting. Residents are involved in intra and extradepartmental teaching conferences as well as research endeavors. There is the opportunity to conduct research during the training period and grant funding is available. Publication in peer-reviewed journals is encouraged by the faculty.

There are a total of 16 positions available in the four-year AP/CP program (averaging between four and five PGY 1 positions per year).

The clinical laboratories of the three institutions combined have an aggregate total of over 50,000 surgical accessions, 26,000 cytology specimens, 130 autopsies and over 4,000,000 clinical tests annually. These facilities draw from over 75,000 annual admissions and a capacity of 1,700 hospital beds. There are numerous residency programs within the system with over 400 residents promoting interdisciplinary interaction between programs. Each institution has up-to-date library facilities with access to Medline and subscriptions to most peer-reviewed journal publications. Each medical center has specific areas of excellence such as the Saint Barnabas Burn Center, the Monmouth Medical Cancer Center, and the Heart and Lung Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. The Saint Barnabas HealthCare System is a major teaching affiliate of the Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, NY.

The three institutions geographically encompass the northern and central portions of the state. Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center are situated in Essex County and are in a suburban and urban community respectively. The northern part of the state affords quick access to New York City by car, bus or train. There are also cultural and entertainment spots in the immediate vicinity including the Center for Performing Arts in Newark. Monmouth Medical Center, located in Monmouth County, is at the New Jersey shore. The town of Edison is roughly equidistant between the major institutions and offers a good school system and diverse population. Summer and winter sports are readily available within the state as well as in neighboring Pennsylvania affording an enjoyable lifestyle.

Application Instructions

Applicants must be graduates of medical schools from the United States or Canada or recognized medical schools from other countries with a valid ECFMG certificate. All applicants must have completed USMLE steps 1 and 2, preferably with a minimum score of 230/85. Three letters of recommendation, and a medical school transcript (copy acceptable) should accompany a complete application thru ERAS and all other necessary and appropriate documents. Applications are accepted until December 1 of the preceding year and interviews are required. The usual starting date is July 1. The Saint Barnabas HealthCare System is an equal opportunity employer.

Eligibility

Applications through ERAS.  Step scores for 1 and 2 are 230 and above.  3 letters of reference current, full cv with no time gaps, copies of transcripts, valid ecfmg certificate, photo ID and personal statement. The program reviews applicants from 8-10 years out of medical school max.  Medical employment/internships are reviewed and taken into consideration. US Citizen, Permanent Resident or eligible J-1 visa.

Stipend

At the first-year graduate training level (PGY 1) the annual stipend is $57,040. This amount increases per year until the fourth year. There is no supplemental pay for a chief resident. Additional benefits include medical and dental insurance for house staff (with a small weekly contribution by resident)and eligible dependents, medical liability, life insurance, on-call meal allowances, book allowances, lab coats and four weeks vacation per year, free parking. Mileage reimbursement for outside rotations.