As a regional medical center located just 20 miles from New York City, Overlook Medical Center provides all the services of a larger university-based program in the atmosphere of a smaller, community setting. Our parent company, Atlantic Health System, also has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.Our residents get the best of both worlds – a multi-residency training environment with advanced technologies in a setting where family medicine is respected and embraced. In fact, Atlantic Health System has been rated as one of “100 Best Companies to Work For®” by Fortune Magazine, highlighting our high quality, high touch attitude toward heath care delivery.In addition to learning the full spectrum of family medicine in an academically challenging and supportive environment, our program offers several learning tracks and opportunities not often found elsewhere:
- Palliative Care – an area of concentration with both didactic and clinical experiences, including participation in palliative care: team consults, daily interdisciplinary team meetings, inpatient rounds; monthly Schwartz Center Rounds; bi-monthly bioethics committee meetings; and participation in hospice team meetings and home visits; among other activities.
- Sports Medicine – consists of monthly conferences by sports medicine fellows, procedure workshops and sideline management experiences.
- Medical Humanities – a 100 hour certificate program in collaboration with Drew University offering learning opportunities in ethics, medical narrative and the arts, and patient centered communication.
- Global Health– provides financial and organizational support to faculty and residents who want to pursue an opportunity to be involved in the delivery of health care in a global setting and make medical volunteerism a part of their life's work.
As a resident at Overlook Medical Center, you will have the opportunity to explore your own personal and professional interests. We are especially proud of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to be leaders in our specialty. Our graduates have entered fellowships in palliative care, geriatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, women's health, sports medicine and faculty development. Twenty percent of our alumni are in academic medicine, including faculty, residency program directors and department chairs. Others have chosen careers in medical management or industry, and several of them have established practices in international settings.
Whatever your interests include, our staff and faculty are here to provide you with an atmosphere of camaraderie, intellectual challenge, innovation and guidance as you train to become a culturally competent, clinically astute, highly compassionate family physician.
We look forward to meeting you.