Residency Programs

Our Core Faculty


Jesus Alfonso, MD

Internal Medicine

Deepak Amin, MD

Internal Medicine

Abraham Lo, DO

Internal Medicine

Sonal Pathak, MD

Endocrinology

Eric Rosier, MD

Internal Medicine

Aaron Stein, MD

Cardiology

Curriculum


The Internal Medicine Residency at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is of 36 months duration. The program is hospital based and follows the Internal Medicine Track as identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which includes the following:

  • Residents are required to spend a minimum of 130 distinct half-day sessions in outpatient Continuity Clinic over the course of at least a 30-month period. Our program will achieve 166 distinct half-days with the current PGY-1 to PGY-3 rotation schedule. In these sessions, the residents function as the primary caregiver for patients, some of which they will have seen as inpatients, on an ongoing outpatient basis. This is achieved in the Internal Medicine faculty physicians’ ambulatory clinics, where the attending physician will: supervise, discuss management, review all charts, and enhance the residents’ education including diagnosis, treatment, billing, coding, and health prevention efforts common in the outpatient setting. Ambulatory clinic logs must be kept by all residents (recorded in New-Innovations).
  • During the PGY-1 year, the resident will spend one month in each of the following rotations: Five (5) months of Internal Medicine Floors, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, ICU, Internal Medicine Night Float, Women’s Health, and two half month rotations in Research (or IM floors) and Ambulatory medicine.
  • During the PGY-2 year, the resident will spend one month in each of the following rotations: Three (3) months of Internal Medicine Floors, Internal Medicine Night Float, ICU, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, and two (2) half month rotations in Internal Medicine Floors and Ambulatory medicine.
  • During the PGY-3 year, the resident will spend one month in each of the following rotations: Three (3) months of Internal Medicine Floors, ICU Nights, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonology, Research (or IM floors), Rheumatology, and one half month rotation in Ambulatory medicine.
  • All residents will participate in the annual resident In-Service exam (IM-ITE) sponsored by the American College of Physicians. (Administered late August to early September)
  • All residents are required to complete a scholarly project to be reviewed and approved by PD/APD and presented at a scientific meeting (Example: NJACP Chapter Residency Abstract poster competition) or publish an original research/review article in a peer-reviewed medical journal.