Residency Program
Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences

Incoming residents for 2010 were treated to a comprehensive tour of Elizabeth by Gordon Haas, President of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (center, rear).

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Allopathic Internal Medicine Sample Residency Schedule

Dually-Accredited Sample Residency Schedule

Podiatry Residency Program
A Council Podiatric Medical Education approved PMS 24 Program Under the Leadership of Morteza Khaladj,DPM. There are 2 spots available each academic year. All interested applicants should go through CASPR/CRIP.

New AOA Program
Trinitas Regional Medical Center now has an integrated DO Internal Medicine Residency Program. This is a NYCOM sponsored program Under the leadership of James Agrest, DO. Interested applicants must apply through ERAS. We prefer scores of 80 and above on first attempts. There will be 3 DO spots available each academic year.

Graduate Medical Education
Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a major clinical site of the Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences Internal Medicine Residency Program.

The program provides physicians in training with the knowledge, technical expertise, and humanistic skills internists need to provide quality care for patients. Our three-year Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program is fully accredited by the ACGME. Residents rotate between Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ and St. Michaels Medical Center, in Newark NJ. The program gives residents exposure to diverse mix of patients with a variety of medical conditions.

Program leadership


Ernest E. Federici, M.D. FACP. FACC
Program Director
Attended Medical School at Georgetown University and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease in New England Medical Center. A leader in medical education and clinical cardiology in the area, Dr. Federici received the Archbishop McCormick Award for Teaching Excellence. He has been the overall program director since 1987.


William Farrer, M.D. FACP, FIDSA
Associate Program Director, Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Graduated from Harvard Medical School. Completed his Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY and his fellowship in Infectious Disease at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine program since 1989. Dr. Farrer has been the recipient of Archbishop McCarrick Award for Teaching Excellence and is past president of the Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey. He has been listed as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, and the Castle Connolly Guide.

Thedore DaCosta, M.D. St. Michael's Medical Center

John Sensakovic, M.D. Associate Program Director, St. Michael's Medical Center. Graduated from College of Medicine & Denistry of New Jersey. Completed his Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at St. Michael's Medical Cventer in Newark NJ. Associate Pogram Director of Internal Medicine program since 1982. He has been listed as a Top Doctor in NJ monthly,New York Magazine and the Castle Connolly Guide.

General Criteria
All applicants must apply through ERAS. We require scores of 80 and above on steps I and II, and I all in the first attempt. Step II CS is not required to apply but is required to go into the match. We do sponsor H-1 and J-1 visas. Our hospital is exempt from the H-1 cap.

Program Features

Competitive Salaries

Book and Conference expense allowance

Mentoring Program

Innovative Competency Based Curriculum

Board Review And Study Groups

Secured Parking Garage Free For Residents

Three-year rolling pass rates of 93% and most recent 100%


Primary Care Track

Medical Insurance

Visa Sponsorship

In their first year, residents care for patients with less severe illnesses and also gain experience in the intensive care unit. During an ambulatory care rotation, residents receive interdisciplinary experience in many Primary non-Internal Medicine areas, such as Women's Health, Office ENT, Opthamology, Orthopedics and Allergy. They also rotate through our Wound Center.

Each resident has a variety of in-house duties, including taking patient histories and performing physical examinations. Residents are involved in the daily management of their patients and perform procedures such as CVP catheter insertions, lumbar punctures, paracentesis, and thoracentesis, all under the supervision of senior residents and attending physicians. The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences program complies with all ACGME work rules. The schedule is structured to assure weekend days off each weekend. Night call is every fourth night on inpatient rotations.

The second year residency emphasizes training in Critical Care Medicine and in supervision of junior residents. During rotations in the Intensive Care Units, residents care for critically ill patients and learn to deal with medical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis, intra-arotic ballon pump, and invasive pressure monitors. Residents also start taking responsibility with several months supervising PGY-I residents.

Under the direction of Emergency Medicine faculty, residents spend one month in the Emergency Room. They see a broad range of patients with medical and surgical problems. A one-month rotation in Primary Care emphasizes office based Internal Medicine. Residents select two elective months, which can be done anywhere in the Seton Hall system. (See listing below).

The third year of residency emphasizes developing cognitive skills and the ability to make sound judgment calls regarding patient care. Residents hone these skills as leaders of both in the ICU and Medical floor teams, which include junior residents and medical students.

Residents spend additional months in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine as well as Neurology and Office-based Geriatrics. In addition they can choose four months of elective (See listing below). Residents may complete their scholarly activity requirement during a one-month research rotation.

Electives offered in the Internal Medicine Program


  Dr. Kessler (Trinitas)
  Dr. Guron (SMMC)


  Dr. Garg (Trinitas)
  Dr. Miller (SMMC)


  Dr. McAnally (Trinitas)
  Dr. Chenitz (SMMC)


  Dr. Khimani (Trinitas)
  Dr. Solomon (Trinitas)


Infectious Disease
  George Perez, MD (SMMC)
  William Farrer, MD (Trinitas)


Primary Care
  Jill Butler, MD (Trinitas)


  Dr. Mahmood (Trinitas) (with Radiology)
  Dr. Guma (SMMC)


  Dr. Schanzer (Trinitas)
  Dr. Weisbrot (SMMC)
  JFK Hospital (site of our Neurology residency)


  Dr. Baghal (Trinitas)
  Drs. Pasquale/Spira (SMMC)


  Dr. Millman (Trinitas)
  Dr. Shamoon (SMMC)

Since most of our subspecialty fellowships are integrated with Saint Jospephs Medical Center residents particularly interested in these fellowships, they may, with prior approval, do the following electives at St. Joseph's Medical Center:


  Dr. Baddoura


  Michael Maroules


  Dr. Khan

Medical Students
Most PGY I residents will have a third year medical student assigned to them. We have a busy program with St. Georges Medical School, New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (both at Saint Michael's Medical Center), Ross University School of Medicine (at Trinitas Regional Medical Center), Touro and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.



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