Internal Medicine Residency Program

A teaching hospital since 1903, Raritan Bay Medical Center has had an Internal Medical Residency since 1980 and is affiliated with the Rutgers –Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The residency program emphasizes the objectives of primary care internal medicine.

An active medical staff of 607 physicians and a professional nursing and service staff of more than 1,750 render medical-surgical, gynecology, pediatric, critical care, psychiatry and emergency services.

Program Description
Each resident is assigned a faculty advisor who will facilitate adjustment to the program and act as mentor in career decisions. Residents begin their three-year program with an intensive core medicine educational month.

In addition to the 10 months as a member of an inpatient general medical team, with responsibility for an average of 8-12 patients, PGY-1 residents have a one-month ambulatory and ER rotation. The PGY-2 residents have a required outpatient clinic rotation.  PGY-3 residents will rotate as admitting residents. During all three years, the residents will rotate in a variety of practice settings: outpatient clinic, private office, nursing home, critical care unit, emergency room and general hospital floors. Subspecialty rotations may employ one or any combination of these settings. All residents spend one afternoon a week in the outpatient continuity clinic where they maintain a panel of patients for the duration of their training.

PGY-1 residents are on call every fourth night; PGY-2 residents every fourth to fifth night; and PGY-3 residents every fifth to sixth night. All residents have one month of vacation.
In recent years, our residents have presented the results of their clinical research at both regional and national meetings and to peer reviewed journals.

The RBMC resident stipend system closely parallels that of the Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Residents utilize the resources at the hospital’s medical library and a computer facility that offers Internet access.

Health insurance for residents and their dependents is provided by QualCare, PPO network that allows the insured to go to any participating physician, hospital or pharmacy for a minimal co-payment.

Diversity and Culture
Perth Amboy is a town filled with history, harbor-side strolling, classic architecture, ethnic dining and shopping. From ethnic bakeries to exotic dining – Portuguese, Spanish, Mexican, Indian, Italian and Continental, dining in the Perth Amboy area can satisfy any taste on any budget. Shopping is plentiful – whether you prefer boutiques or bodegas or a comfortable stroll through the improved down-town district. The Perth Amboy area also offers countless cultural and entertainment events and venues. Located some 30 miles southwest of Manhattan, the Raritan Bay area of New Jersey has a long tradition of blending various nationalities and ethnic interests in a cosmopolitan variety of daily living. Within a half-hour drive are several medical schools, major universities, the PNC bank Arts Center, the Meadowlands Sports Complex and the northern limits of more than one hundred miles of beach resorts including the casinos of Atlantic City. Excellent rail, bus and road systems provide easy access to Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Newark Liberty International Airport is a short 20-minute drive from Perth Amboy.

In addition to the internal medicine faculty, the pathology, laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments are active participants in the residency-training program. They teach at autopsies, Morbidity and Mortality conferences, Tumor Board meetings, and are available for one-to-one consultation and discussion.  The departments of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology have four board-certified hospital-based physicians who actively participate in teaching activities related to internal medicine.

Staffed by four board certified pathologists, the pathology department provides the latest technology in the area of histopathology, biochemistry and microbiology.  Five board-certified general internists teach full-time in the Division of Internal Medicine. Additionally, full-time sub-specialists, particularly in endocrinology, infectious diseases and cardiology have significant general internal medicine teaching responsibilities.

Graduate Medical Education
  • Purnendu Sen, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London), Program Director, Emeritus, Internal Medicine Residency
  • Abdalla Yousif, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
  • Shuvendu Sen, MD, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Director Medical Student Education/Continuing Medical Education
  • Mohammed Islam, MD, Assistant Director, Ambulatory Medicine
  • Janak R. Goyal, MD, Director, Rheumatology
  • Gregory Shypula, MD, Director, Hematology and Oncology
  • Jozsef Duhl, MD, Director, Gastroenterology
  • John R. Middleton, MD, FACP, Subspecialty Coordinator, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Mahmood Alam, M.D., Director, Cardiac Critical Care
  • Madho Sharma, MD, FCCP, Director, Pulmonology
  • Stuart Homer, MD, FACP, Director, Nephrology
  • Farooq Rehman, MD,  Director, Neurology
  • Nina Regevik, M.D., FACP, Co-Director, Division of Integrative Health
  • Joseph Strauch, MD, Director, Dermatology
  • Lu Han, MD, Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Steven Goldberg, MD, Chairman, Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Stacey Longo, MD, Chairman of Pathology
  • Rebba Bhaavana, MD, Subspecialty Coordinator for Geriatrics
  • Lee Chadrick Chua, MD, Medical Director of Critical Care, Raritan Bay Medical Center
  • Teena Mathew, MD, Director, Inpatient Medical Services

Olga E. Vargas, Internal Medicine Program Coordinator
Raritan Bay Medical Center

530 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
732.324.5080, Fax 732.324.4669
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