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SMGH and Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital Begin Graduate Medical Education Residency Program

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital & Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital have started their Graduate Medical Education (GME) Residency Program. Residents will rotate between both institutions for their core and elective rotations to receive their internal medicine residency during a 36-month training program.

Residents—doctors in training—are engaged in supervised medical training prior to independent practice. They are in an ACMGE1-accredited graduate medical education program. Residents have graduated from medical school, been awarded an MD degree and now are training to be a particular type of doctor, such as an internal medicine practitioner.

The Post Graduate Year (PGY) program is structured as PGY I, where the doctor is an intern during the first year of specialty training. PGY II is a more senior doctor in training who can perform more task-related internal medicine specialties with or without attending supervision. A PGY III is the most senior doctor in training who can perform most tasks related to the internal medicine specialty with or without attending supervision

The entire healthcare team, including the nursing staff, PCA and ancillary staff, work together to achieve a common goal of providing high-quality and compassionate care for our patients.

What Are the General Responsibilities of Residents?

Residents are expected to provide competent and compassionate patient care and to work effectively as a member of the healthcare team. The highest level of professional demeanor and conduct, both in direct patient care, and in communication with family members, other health care professionals and support staff, is expected at all times. Under the close supervision of the attending physicians, the general responsibilities of a resident may include:

Initial and ongoing assessments of patients’ medical, physical and psychosocial status

Performing histories and physicals

Developing assessments and treatment plans

Performing rounds

Recording progress notes

Ordering tests, examinations, medications and therapies

Interpreting results of tests

Collaborating with case management and social service in arranging for discharges and aftercare

Writing or dictating admission notes, progress notes, procedure notes and discharge summaries

Providing patient education and counseling on health status, test results, disease processes and discharge planning

Performing procedures as allowed by the internal medicine residency program and the attending physician according to the appropriate level of training

St. Mary’s General Hospital—nationally recognized, locally preferred—is among the top hospitals in America for health, quality and patient safety! St. Mary’s General is a proud member of Prime Healthcare, which has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for five consecutive years (2016-2020) than any other health system in the country.


St. Mary’s General Hospital, 350 Boulevard, Passaic, NJ 07055 is providing safe care during COVID-19 and always. Visit https://www.smh-nj.com/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StMarysGeneral. For questions, please contact George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at [email protected].

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