Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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This is an ACGME-accredited four-year postgraduate residency-training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Our rotational sites include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, Bergen County Medical Examiner Office in Paramus, NJ, and the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York, NY. There are 16 residents, averaging between four and five PGY-1 positions per academic year.

Our program offers residents the opportunity to train in diverse hospital practice settings, including both suburban and urban communities. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of cases reflecting the various demographic populations of the populations served. All rotations are structured with specific goals and objectives. Evaluations of the trainee, the faculty members, and the rotations are carried out regularly. These evaluations are reviewed with the trainees in a constructive manner and followed up by our residency leadership team. Residents are involved in intra and extradepartmental teaching conferences, as well as research endeavors where scholarly activity is encouraged.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to train pathologists to be proficient, self-reliantly-practicing pathologists in all areas of pathology (both anatomic and clinical). We aim to give our residents the foundation to pursue further specialization in any areas of pathology if they choose to, and provide the support needed so they can competitively secure a fellowship-training program or a job opportunity. It is necessary to deliver a friendly, encouraging, and culturally sensitive environment for learning and growth. This includes mentorship, promotes a healthy work-life balance, and cultivates professionalism, teamwork, life-long learning, and leadership skills, which will be carried forward through future endeavors in life.


Program Aims

Our program is structured and organized with designated rotations having specific goals and objectives. We strive to give our residents the best possible training and to that extent, we feel we have achieved our goal. To date, 100% of our graduates who have taken the certifying examination of the American Board of Pathology have been successful. Our commitment to the education of our residents is unconditional and we intend to keep it that way. Dedication thorough education and training of residents in order to produce excellent residents is a continued effort from our entire team. The main goal of the program is to provide a broad-based training program for residents who wish to pursue either an academic or a community-practice career. The program aims to provide the knowledge, technical skills and experience necessary for residents to competently practice anatomic and clinical pathology at a high level of excellence.

Application Instructions

Applications are reviewed and considered based on multiple factors. All applicants must have completed USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Candidates who have completed Step 3 are preferred. Three letters of recommendation that are current within the last 6 months, medical school transcripts, and all other necessary and appropriate documents should accompany a complete application thru ERAS only. Our academic year runs from July 1st – June 30th. Virtual Interviews begin around mid-October.


Applications through ERAS. Our GME office accepts J1, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen status status.


The current PGY-1 stipend is $60,243. This amount increases each academic year. Benefits include 401k, medical insurance, dental insurance, six paid holidays, vacation PTO, sick PTO, a monthly meal allowance, yearly book allowance, lab coats, free on-site parking, and mileage reimbursement for outside rotations.