Frequently Asked Questions

Your program is listed as an unopposed program – what does that mean?

An unopposed program is a residency is in a hospital that does not sponsor other ACGME residencies. Our residents find this an advantage because they work directly with attendings and have the opportunity to be in charge.

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, Bayonne, Jersey City, North Bergen, Weehawken, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, while others prefer a more suburban area and live farther away.

What do your graduates typically do after they finish residency?

Our residency program strives to help you follow your dream career path, and our graduates have chosen to pursue many areas of family medicine. Residents have been quite successful in obtaining fellowships in ER, Sleep Medicine, Obstetrics, Geriatrics Addiction Medicine and Sports Medicine. Others pursue academic positions and have become program directors and faculty. Some graduates have directly opened their own practice, while others have worked for community health centers, single family medicine practices or group practices. Several are currently in leadership positions in their organizations.

Does the program assist residents in finding jobs?

Yes, as residents determine what they want to do after graduation, the faculty advisor helps guide the resident through the process. Everything from helping to write a CV and personal statement, to reviewing job contracts is covered. There are didactic sessions and individual support to assist the residents. The hospital administration is very supportive and will help residents start or join practices in the community.

Does your program provide maternity leave?

We don’t sponsor visas.

Does your program sponsor visas?

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.