Applicant's Corner

What makes Saint Peters unique? 

With its focus on year-round didactics and patient-centered medicine, Saint Peters has positioned itself as one of the leading internal medicine residency programs in New Jersey. The success of the curriculum lies in a dedicated and experienced faculty, who under the leadership of Dr. Nayan Kothari strives hard to provide cutting-edge medical knowledge.

With the affiliation with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, incoming interns can expect even more opportunities, such as fellowships and access to tertiary care health services.

Application Procedure 

Completed copy of ERAS Application Form. Passing USMLE Exams 1 & 2 (CS & CK) – (all step exams must be released by rank day for the NRMP match).

ECFMG Certified

Applications should include three (3) letters of reference including a Dean’s Letter. We currently accept J1 and H1 visas – for HIGHLY qualified candidates. However, applicants are responsible for all fees. We also accept EAD. Candidates selected for interview will receive a letter of invitation.

 Interview Day 

Interviews are typically held between October and January. The day starts with attending the Board Review and Morning Report. The interview day consists of meeting with program leadership and current residents, and a tour of the facility.

Contact Information

Cheryl Weingart
Residency Coordinator
Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES)
240 Easton Avenue, 
4th Floor 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
If you have additional questions please use our online form to contact Cheryl
Fax- 732-745-0406

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the patient mix? 

Central New Jersey is an ethnically rich community, drawing immigrants from numerous countries with their unique medical problems. Residents routinely encounter common medical problems in internal medicine. Because of the unique patient mix, unusual medical conditions are seen frequently. Saint Peter’s University Hospital delivers more than 5,600 babies each year. Therefore, our faculty and residents see a large number of pregnancy specific diseases. 

2. What is the level of resident autonomy? 

We believe that autonomy must be earned. From day one of their residency and until they graduate, residents are closely supervised. As residents progress through their training, they learn to work more independently with minimal supervision. We constantly try to achieve a balance between autonomy and supervision.

3. What is the relationship between residents and faculty? 

Our program has 51 residents under one roof. Most teaching faculty members are full time employees of the hospital. All faculty members are involved in patient care and they feel privileged to have residents and students as partners.

4. What are the research opportunities? 

Please refer to the page under the section “Science of Medicine” in “About the Program."

5. How do we evaluate our residents?  

All ACGME Competencies (Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills & Communication, Practice-based learning, and System-based practice) are promoted, taught, evaluated, and certified during the training period. Various milestones must be achieved by every resident. Residents evaluate the performance of their peers and faculty. This 360-degree evaluation and constant feedback creates a healthy climate of learning, improves teaching and patient care.

6. Can residents serve on different internal medicine committees? 

Residents are assigned to be members of several committees to appreciate and understand how the hospital functions.

7. Are there opportunities to serve the community? 

Medicine has a solemn covenant to serve society. Both faculty and residents must serve as medical experts and health care advocates. The program, working in conjunction with the community outreach department, will provide community service on a regular basis. This may include lectures by residents on health education or screening fairs or career counseling services.

8. Are foreign medical graduates accepted ? 

We accept and encourage IMGs to apply.

9. What about life in New Brunswick? 

New Brunswick is conveniently located near New York City and Philadelphia. The New Jersey Transit train station is located within walking distance of the hospital. It is also in close proximity to Newark International Airport. Home to the College Avenue campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, it is a university town with a buzzing downtown area.  In addition to restaurants, three theaters and shops, there are lovely parks in the area, including Buccleuch Park which is located across the street from the hospital.

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