Traditional Rotating Internship Program

Our Traditional Rotating Internship Program is a one-year training experience that allows interns to fulfill the clinical prerequisite for specialty training. Our program was approved by the American Osteopathic Association for 12 positions and began training residents in July 2012. The curriculum is flexible within the AOA requirements to allow varied career paths such as anesthesiology, dermatology, radiology, and physical medicine/rehabilitation.

Our rotation schedule consists of thirteen 4-week block rotations. Residents rotate in family practice, emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and ICU. In addition, interns also have 1 block of surgical sub-specialty and 2 blocks of elective. The base institution is Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, a community medical Center located at North Bergen, NJ, overlooking New York City. Additionally, interns rotate through our affiliate training facilities, Englewood Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Meadowlands Hospital, Bergen Regional Medical Center, and North Hudson Community Action Corporation outpatient clinic, as well as private outpatient clinics and surgical centers.

The internship focuses on fundamentals of differential diagnosis and clinical problem solving. Interns master the techniques of history-taking and physical examination, gain expertise in the care of patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, and develop competence in procedural skills. Interns incorporate osteopathic manipulative therapy philosophy into their training.

The Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center Traditional Rotating Internship is committed to providing interns with a well-balanced program of graduate medical education in core clinical disciplines.

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