Largest class of resident and fellow physicians graduate from Jersey Shore University Medical Center

For 2nd consecutive year, graduating class is largest in academic medical center’s history

Eighty-seven residents and fellows in nine residency and 10 fellowship programs graduated from Jersey Shore University Medical Center last week.

The Resident & Fellow Graduation ceremony at Bell Works in Holmdel included the largest graduating class in the medical center’s history.

“This collection of exceptional individuals has provided our patients with outstanding care during their time at Jersey Shore,” Dr. David Kountz, former vice president, academic affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and current chief academic officer, Hackensack Meridian Health, senior associate dean, graduate medical education, and professor of medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, said. “I know they’ll have successful careers in medicine. I’m grateful that several are continuing their time at Jersey Shore and at other Hackensack Meridian medical centers.”

Jersey Shore University Medical Center sponsors ACGME-accredited residency training in general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry, as well as residencies in pharmacy, podiatry and dentistry.

“It’s a privilege for me to be among the first to congratulate our graduates,” Dr. Kenneth Sable, regional president, Southern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health, said. “Our graduating classes continue to grow as we educate new generations of extraordinary physicians.”

Additionally, the medical center provides a pediatric hospital medicine fellowship through the Department of Pediatrics; six fellowships in the Department of Medicine in cardiovascular disease, endocrinology, critical care, pulmonary disease, nephrology and hematology/medical oncology; and fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Medical residency training is required to practice as a physician in the U.S. and begins after graduation from medical school. Fellowship training enables physicians to specialize in specific fields of medicine.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center will welcome 96 new residents and fellows on July 1, to begin their respective training programs.