Since its inception in 1808, more than one million patients have been seen at the Jersey City Medical Center. In 1881, it became the Jersey City Charity Hospital when it moved to the site at Montgomery Street and Baldwin Avenue. It grew into a 220 bed, three story structure in 1909. On October 2, 1936, Mayor Frank Hague declared a holiday in Jersey City when President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the expansion of the hospital.
In 1954, the first four year College of Medicine and Dentistry in the State of New Jersey was established at the Medical Center. After the State of New Jersey took over the school, it continued to administer the College until the late 1960’s when an alternate site was developed in Newark. Jersey City Medical Center signed a landmark agreement in June 1997 to become a teaching affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It is also a major teaching affiliate of St. George’s University of Grenada and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The “new” Jersey City Medical Center’s Wilzig Hospital opened its doors on May 16, 2004 in a widely publicized move from its historic but aged buildings, to a new, state of the art facility located in Jersey City’s exciting, downtown waterfront community, currently experiencing unprecedented residential and commercial development.
The program is composed of 51 Residents/Interns and 2 Chief Residents. There are 16 Categorical Interns and 3 Preliminary Interns, 16 PGY-2s, and 16 PGY-3s. See current residents.
Each academic year is divided into 13 blocks. Each block consists of 4 weeks usually starts on a Monday (except July 1). Preliminary Interns will have similar rotations and responsibilities as Categorical Interns. Please see schedule for details. Our residents do not perform any scut work during their training period and the entire focus is towards the learning and education. We have an average of 3 hours of protected teaching time per day in the form of conferences and rounds.
Residents are both active in scholastic activities and extra curricular activities. The residents have get-togethers outside the medical center and function as a closely knit family. The attending physicians are very friendly and dedicated towards to resident learning. There is stress free environment available for the residents to pursue their future goals in a very friendly atmosphere.