Welcome, from the Program Director

Stepping on to the wards for the first time as a student, I felt a deep sense of gratitude and awe. The patient's bedside has remained for me hallowed ground, where knowledge and competence is called upon daily in the service of others. Where the intellectual challenges are continuous and of unparalleled consequence, and each day presents the opportunity to impact individuals in small and large ways alike. This perspective informs our vision for the new internal medicine residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center.

We have been given a remarkable opportunity, to start a new residency program at the nexus of the new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. We will be an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency, with 36 categorical residents and 4 preliminary residents. The founding faculty, and myself have taken this opportunity to rethink and innovate in Graduate medical Education. This means designing a residency that preserves and enhances the essential elements of experiential learning in a state of the art hospital with cutting edge technology while innovating with team based learning, clinical simulation, and a resident directed humanism curriculum. Residents will be integrated into a robust culture of patient safety and engage in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. The inception of a new program has allowed us to even re-engineer the resident schedule in a way that maximizes learning, team-work and innovation. Residents who join will be partners in this endeavor to innovate in residency training.

On behalf of the founding faculty, I welcome you to discover what Hackensack University Medical Center offers and invite you to be part of Graduate Medical Education reimagined.

  • Marygrace Maresca Zetkulic, M.D., Program Director

Our Faculty

Marygrace Maresca Zetkulic, M.D., Program Director
Steven Sperber, M.D., Associate Program Director

Core Faculty

  • Jason Korcack, Vice Chair
  • Anne Marie Van Hoven, Clerkship Director
  • Manisha Parulekar, M.D.
  • Ragdad Said
  • Micheal Silverberg, M.D.
  • Rani Sebti

The size of this program is optimal, for students have the opportunity to learn, grow, and get to know our faculty. This also allows our faculty to better get to know and mentor their students.


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