Valley Health System announces residency program for internal medicine

Valley Health System, in partnership with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, recently announced it established a Graduate Medical Education program to educate and train the next generation of internal medicine physicians.

“Valley is proud to be partnering with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the United States, to establish medical education programs in northern New Jersey,” Dr. Robert Brenner, president of clinical integration and physician enterprise, Valley Health System, stated.

Valley’s new Internal Medicine Program was recently approved and accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

“Mount Sinai is proud to support Valley Health System in bringing medical education to Bergen County. These programs will not only increase the number of providers for the community, but will also further improve the high quality of care,” Dr. I. Michael Leitman, dean for graduate medical education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai said.

Dr. Reham Shaaban will serve as the ACGME program-designated institutional official, overseeing all graduate medical education programs, as well as the director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

“I’ve devoted my career to honing my expertise as a medical educator. It is an exciting endeavor to bring graduate medical education to Valley,” Shaaban said. “Valley’s application for our Internal Medicine Residency Program was recently approved, and we are excited to begin recruitment of our first class.”

Valley is currently planning the recruitment of its first internal medicine residents this summer for a start date of July 2024. Valley will also introduce additional residency programs in the future.