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RUTGERS NJ MEDICAL SCHOOL TO SPONSOR TRINITAS RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
Alliance will enhance medical education and patient care

New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is the sponsor of the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Programs of Trinitas Regional Medical Center. In existence for over 30 years, Trinitas' residency program gives physicians in training the knowledge, technical expertise and humanistic skills needed to provide quality care for patients. There are currently 42 physicians enrolled in the programs at Trinitas.

"Sponsorship of our graduate medical education program by Rutgers is a homerun that brings great benefits to our residents and our patients," explained Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas. "Rutgers is one of the oldest and perhaps best known universities in the state, and it has a successful history of sponsoring residency programs in other hospitals. It stands for strong academic commitment and the staff is heavily involved in scholarly activities including research. In addition, our residents will have full use of their exceptional research and laboratory facilities." he added.

Under the agreement, Rutgers and Trinitas will collaborate to enhance medical education, the delivery of healthcare and research opportunities. As the sponsoring institution, Rutgers will have responsibility for all aspects of the training of residents and the educational curricula. Rutgers and Trinitas will coordinate with one another to determine the number and qualifications of residents. The residents will be instructed by Rutgers faculty and Trinitas employed physicians and will have access to the vast educational resources at NJMS.

Explained Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean of NJMS, "New Jersey Medical School looks forward to building on our academic and clinical affiliation at Trinitas."

Internal Medicine Program Director William Farrer, MD, FACP, FIDSA continues in that role under the Rutgers sponsorship. He is also the new Director of Medical Education at Trinitas. The new Psychiatry Program Director is Rehan Malik, MD.

The Trinitas program is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association. Established in 1987, the program has grown in recent years to include Podiatry and Psychiatry residents, in addition to its long-established core of Internal Medicine. The Podiatric program is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education. In addition, the program offers residency programs in Surgery and Obstetrics. Among the residents are those who rotate from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Georges University School of Medicine.

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About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.

About Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Founded in 1954, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is the oldest school of medicine in the state. Today it is part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and graduates approximately 170 physicians a year. In addition to providing the MD degree, the school offers MD/PhD, MD/MPH and MD/MBA degrees through collaborations with other institutions of higher education. Dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care and community outreach, the medical school comprises 20 academic departments and works with several healthcare partners, including its principal teaching hospital, The University Hospital. Its faculty consists of numerous world-renowned scientists and many of the region's "top doctors." Home to the nation's oldest student-run clinic, New Jersey Medical School hosts more than 50 centers and institutes, including the Public Health Research Institute Center, the Global Tuberculosis Institute and the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. For more information visit njms.rutgers.edu.

Posted: November 30, 2017

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