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Morristown Medical Center: The Patient Experience
Morristown Medical Center
How often are you on call in your first year?
All residents are on alternating weekend call when not on night float.
How many months of night float do you work in the first year?
Interns typically spend three months on night float.
How does night float work?
Night float covers the inpatient units from 7:00pm to 7:00am Sunday, 5:00pm to 7:00am Monday through Friday. The weekends (Saturday and Sunday during the day) are covered by the residents who are not assigned to night float.
How does weekend call work?
Interns are on call for the weekend sign-in at 7:00am or 7:00pm on Saturday or Sunday and work for 12 hours.
Will I get enough supervision?
Both senior residents and attending staff are in the hospital and available for supervision at both sites.
How big is the residency program?
We have four residents per year, for a total of 16 residents – a team large enough to cope with illness and absences, but small enough to create camaraderie and mutual support.
What ancillary services do you offer?
The hospital has multiple ancillary services that provide patient transportation, phlebotomy, and other patient services. Our nursing staff is excellent and the residents enjoy a good relationship with them.
Do you have a continuity clinic?
All of the residents maintain a panel of patients in clinics at either Overlook Medical Center or Morristown Medical Center. Clinic hours are scheduled for one-half day per week. We place great emphasis on continuity of care.
Is there a research requirement?
All residents are required to do scholarly research, which includes clinical research and curriculum development. Atlantic Health System is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which enables our residents to collaborate with experts and residents at other facilities on cutting-edge research projects.
What is the patient population?
Morristown Medical Center is a nationally ranked Best Hospital for Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report and is renowned for its breadth of cardiac services, including bypass surgery, angioplasty, and implantable pacemakers. Overlook Medical Center, the regional leader in comprehensive stroke care and neuroscience services, was the first hospital in the Northeast to use the revolutionary CyberKnife robotic image-guided technology. Patients come from urban, suburban and rural areas throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, various socioeconomic backgrounds, and even other countries.