Frequently Asked Questions
Your program is listed as an unopposed program — what does that mean?
An unopposed program is a residency that does not have residents from other medical specialties. The New York Medical College Family Residency at CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center’s residents find that an advantage because they work directly with attending physicians in a noncompetitive educational environment.
Hoboken is an urban area — where do most of your residents live?
Because Hoboken is well connected to both public transportation and major roadways, our residents can choose to live in a variety of settings. Some residents live in Hoboken, or neighboring areas such as Bayonne, Jersey City, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, Brooklyn, Manhattan and others may prefer a more suburban environment.
What do your graduates typically do after they finish residency?
Our residency program strives to help you pursue your career goals and our graduates have chosen a variety of paths. Most graduates enter clinical practice immediately after graduation. Residents have also been quite successful in obtaining fellowships such as Geriatrics and Sports Medicine. Some have obtained academic positions. Graduates have also opened their own solo practices, while others have worked for community health centers or group practices.
Does the program assist residents in finding jobs?
Yes. As residents determine what they want to do after graduation, their faculty advisor may help guide the resident through this process. The intricacies of the job search are also a focus of the third year practice management curriculum. Everything from guidance on obtaining your NJ license, writing a CV and personal statement, to reviewing job contracts is covered. The hospital administration is also very supportive to residents starting or joining practices locally. Many of our 2013 graduating class joined HUMC affiliated practices in the community.
Does your program sponsor visas?
No. At this time we do not sponsor visas.
Does your program provide maternity leave?
Residents are entitled to maternity leave or family leave based on hospital/CIR union policies and state and federal regulations. Curricular time missed must be made up in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Family Medicine to ensure that residents may become board certified.
- New York Medical College Family Medicine Residency at CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center122 Clinton Street
Hoboken NJ, 07030