Family Medicine Residency | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2024)

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Message from the Program Director

Our program started in 1980, and we have graduated over 240 residents who practice in New Jersey and nationwide.Our goal is to guide your development into becoming the family physician you dream of, and allowing you exposure to a wide variety of areas of interest to pursue and develop expertise in.

Our program is a 5-5-5 academically focused, fellowship linked, community-oriented family medicine residency. We train future leaders in clinical care, community outreach, education and primary care practice-based research.

We are located inNew Brunswick, New Jersey,the home ofRutgers Universityand a vibrant university town with diverse cuisine, cultural and recreational opportunities. Located incentral New Jerseywith excellent public and personal transportation connectivity, the “Hub City” is an easy 30-60 minute ride to major airports as well as New York City, Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore and multiple recreation areas. There are many prospects for work life balance and also for significant other employment or education in the central New Jersey area.

We look forward to meeting you and getting the opportunity to introduce you to our program. We wish you the best on your family medicine educational journey.

Barbara Jo McGarry, MD
Program Director

Our Residency

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The only university-based family medicine residency in New Jersey. You will receive cutting-edge training in family medicine with access to all the major subspecialties through Robert Wood Johnson Medical School faculty, fellows, residents and students.

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: Ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country by US News & World Reports and the Leapfrog group. We are part of RWJ Barnabas Health, the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.

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You will receive training for the 21st century medical practice, in a state-of-the-art Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at Family Medicine at Monument Square. The uniquely diverse patient population draws from the surrounding urban and suburban communities. Onsite integrated behavioral healthcare is available for our patients.

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New Brunswick and its surrounding suburbs offer a truly diverse patient population: underserved, well-insured, culturally and ethnically diverse, great diversity in education/health literacy, all ages.

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Opportunities to work and learn with the department’s nationally recognized program in primary care and health services research. All residents graduate with a peer reviewed Evidence Based Medicine publication.

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Our program has Fellowship Tracks for residents who want more exposure to a sub-specialty area that falls within the scope of family medicine includingCommunity Health, Sports Medicine, Reproductive Health, andGeriatrics.

  • The Residency’s innovative curriculum is designed to prepare residents for the Future of Family Medicine, in academic, research, clinical practice, community advocacy and family medicine subspecialty careers. Our curriculum offers an opportunity for publishable research/scholarly projects and an optional longitudinal fellowship experience during the second and third years.

    Curriculum by Postgraduate Year (PGY)

    Orientation - (2 weeks)

    Family Medicine Day Service - (6 weeks)

    Family Medicine Day Service - (6 weeks)

    Family Medicine Day Service - (10 weeks)

    Family Medicine Night Service - (6 weeks)

    Family Medicine Night Service - (6 weeks)

    Family Medicine Night Service - (2 weeks)

    Ambulatory Pediatrics - (6 weeks)

    Pediatric ER - (4 weeks)

    Obstetrics - (8 weeks)

    Community Medicine - (4 weeks)

    Emergency Medicine - (4 weeks)

    Emergency Medicine - (4 weeks)

    Evidence Based Medicine/Research - (4 weeks)

    Board Review (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Intensive Care Unit - (4 weeks)

    Geriatrics - (4 weeks)

    Orthopedics - (2 weeks)

    Pediatrics Floor - (4 weeks)

    Sports Medicine - (4 weeks)

    Rheumatology - (2 weeks)

    Surgery (outpatient) - (4 weeks)

    Reproductive and Gender Health - (4 weeks)

    Practice Management - (2 weeks)

    Cardiology (outpatient) - (2 weeks)

    Behavioral Health - (2 weeks)

    Ambulatory Pediatrics - (2 weeks)

    Cardiology (inpatient) - (2 weeks)

    Elective - (2 weeks)

    Elective - (2 weeks)

    Newborn Nursery - (2 weeks)

    Dermatology (selective) - (2 weeks)

    ENT (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Practice Management - (2 weeks)

    Endocrinology (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Pain Management (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Radiology - (2 weeks)

    USMLE/COMLEX Prep (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Ophthalmology (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Vacation - (4 weeks)

    Vacation - (4 weeks)

    Urology (selective) - (2 weeks)

    HIV Medicine - (2 weeks)

    Oral Health (selective) - (2 weeks)

    Vacation - (4 weeks)

  • Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH
    Professor and Chair

    Maria F. Ciminelli, MD, FAAFP
    Vice Chair and Associate Professor

    Barbara J. McGarry, MD
    Program Director
    Associate Professor

    Anna Sliwowska, MD
    Associate Program Director
    Assistant Professor, Reproductive Health Provider

    Core Residency Faculty

    Karen Wei-Ru Lin, MD, MS

    Jeffrey Levine, MD, MPH

    Michael Song, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Annie Truss, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Mark Versella, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Residency Coordinator

    Toni Scales

    Lillian Kimmel

    Behavioral Health Faculty

    Mark Versella, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Community Health Faculty

    Sneha E. Jacob, MD
    Associate Professor

    Steven J. Levin, MD

    Karen Wei-Ru Lin, MD, MS

    Maria Pellerano, MA, MBA, MPH
    Assistant Professor

    Geriatric Faculty

    Fred Kobylarz, MD, MPH

    David F. Howarth, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor

    Sarah Leonard

    Maternity Care Faculty

    Rhina Acevedo, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Komal Bhatt, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Elizabeth Clark, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor

    Hospitalist Faculty

    Sara Khalil, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Noll, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Mafudia Suaray, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor

    Rory Ulloque, MD
    Associate Professor

    Jigar Patel
    Assistant Professor

    Ora Domovich
    Assistant Professor

    Alisa Reznikov

    Juyeon Park

    Predoctoral Education

    Joyce Afran, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Sonia Garcia Laumbach, MD
    Associate Professor

    Betsy Mathew, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Research Faculty

    Benjamin Crabtree, PhD
    Distinguished Professor

    Jeanne Ferrante, MD, MPH

    Shawna Hudson, PhD

    Denalee O'Malley, PhD, LCSW
    Assistant Professor

    Sports Medicine Faculty

    Jill Kropa, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Kinshasa Morton, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Navia Axia, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Jason Womack, MD
    Associate Professor

    Reproductive Health Faculty

    Jennifer Amico, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor

    Jeffrey Levine, MD, MPH

    Anna Sliwowska, MD
    Assistant Professor, Reproductive Health Provider

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    Class of 2024

    Nathalia Arias Alzate, MD

    • Hometown: Armenia, Colombia
    • Undergrad: The College of New Jersey
    • Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    • Favorite book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    • Travel Bucket List: Greece, Maldives, Caño Cristales
    • If I weren't a physician, I would be: A history teacher or social worker.
    • If I had a superpower, it would be: Teleportation.

    Joshua Katz, DO

    • Hometown: Warren, NJ
    • Undergrad: University of Michigan
    • Medical School: Rowan SOM
    • Favorite book: The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf
    • Favorite NJ activity: A weekend down the shore on LBI
    • If I were an animal I would be: An alpaca (super versatile)
    • If I weren’t a physician, I would be: Michigan’s Head Football Coach

    Hinal Patel, MD

    • Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
    • Undergrad: Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
    • Last book read: The Martian
    • Favorite book: Harry Potter series
    • Travel Bucket List: Japan
    • Ideal weekend: Catching up with friends/family, playing video games, watching shows, relaxing

    Nehi Patel, DO

    • Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ
    • Undergrad: University of the Sciences
    • Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Travel Bucket List: To hike through every National Park and see the Northern Lights
    • If I weren't a physician, I would be: A professional cookie baker!
    • If I had a superpower, it would be: Teleportation because I love traveling but hate the commute.
    • Ideal weekend: A day spent hiking followed by a refreshing drink and a great meal. A second day soaking in the sun at the beach!

    Yvonne Ye, MD

    • Hometown: Queens, NY
    • Undergrad: Cornell University
    • Medical School: SUNY Upstate
    • Little known fact: I almost convinced myself to fall asleep fully wrapped in blankets while a bat was flying around my room in the middle of the night.
    • Ideal way to spend a weekend: Sleeping in, eating and making delicious food, catching up with family, and playing games with friends
    • Travel bucket list: New Zealand, Hawaii, Indonesia
    • If I had a superpower, it would be: Flight (with actual wings)

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    Class of 2025

    Alejandra Bolanos-Delgado, MD

    • Hometown:West Orange, NJ
    • Undergrad:Monmouth University
    • Medical School:Rutgers RWJMS
    • Travel Bucket List:7 new wonders of the world
    • If I weren’t a physician:I would be a professional baker for custom cakes and cookies
    • Ideal weekend:Spending time with my family and friends poolside with delicious food.
    • If I were an animal I would be:A french bulldog owned by a loving dog mom like myself!

    Chelsea Lauro, DO

    • Hometown:Manalapan, NJ
    • Undergrad:University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Medical School:RowanSOM
    • Travel Bucket List:Amalfi Coast, South America, South Korea, Vietnam
    • If I weren't a physician:I would be a Food Blogger/Food Network Star
    • Ideal weekend:A dinner party/game night with friends followed by a visit home to see my family (especially my one year old nephew!!)
    • If I were an animal I would be:Anotter- they love to sleep and hold hands with their friends/family in the water so they don’t get separated

    Maria Mongo, MD

    • Hometown:Wilmington, NC
    • Undergrad:University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    • Medical School:University of North Carolina
    • Travel Bucket List:Alaska because it looks so beautiful, and I like the cold.
    • If I weren’t a physician:I'd be a social worker or I'd work in environmental conservation.
    • Ideal weekend:Waking up early to some coffee and grabbing breakfast with family and friends. We'd go hiking in the mountains all day (preferably on a trail with a view and waterfalls) and come back and cook a big dinner together. We'd stay up late eating midnight snacks and do some stargazing.
    • If I were an animal I would be:I'd be a bird because I've always wanted to fly! I also feel like I have a good sense of direction which birds have too.

    Jessica Santana, DO

    • Hometown:North Plainfield, NJ
    • Undergrad:The College of New Jersey
    • Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Travel Bucket List:Patagonia and Capri
    • If I weren’t a physician:I would be a high school math teacher
    • Ideal weekend:exploring new coffeeshops and watching movies at home
    • If I were an animal I would be:a penguin!

    Sonali Shah, MD

    • Hometown:Horsham, PA
    • Undergrad:University of Pittsburgh
    • Medical School:Temple University
    • Travel Bucket List:Egypt, Thailand, Alaska, and the Amalfi Coast
    • If I weren't a physician:I would be an interior designer or event planner
    • Ideal weekend:Exploring a new city, checking out new restaurants, coffee shops, and parks!
    • If I were an animal I would be:my spoiled goldendoodle Maple

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    Class of 2026

    Saad Mansuri

    • Hometown:Edison, NJ
    • Undergrad:Rutgers University
    • Medical School:Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    • Travel Bucket List:Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C.
    • If I weren't a physician:High School Math Teacher
    • Ideal weekend:Chilling with family and friends
    • If I were an animal I would be:Silverback Gorilla

    Nicolle Mazzei

    • Hometown: Holmdel, NJ
    • Undergrad: University of Miami
    • Medical school: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Travel Bucket List: Italy, Australia, and Greece
    • If I weren’t a Physician: I would be an athletic trainer
    • Ideal Weekend: Sleeping in and then spending the rest of the day at the beach with either my family or friends. Followed by a nice dinner out at a new place!
    • If I were an animal I would be: A bird! I would love to be able to fly anywhere I want to whenever I want.

    Talia Paradiso

    • Hometown:Scotch Plains, NJ
    • Undergrad:Union College in Schenectady, NY
    • Medical School:Albany Medical College, NY
    • Travel Bucket List:Ireland, the Galapagos Islands, Tanzania, and back to Italy.
    • If I weren't a physician:I'd like to study classics, including work on archaeological sites.
    • Ideal weekend:I would love to have a sun-filled beach day, then order takeout and have game night with friends/family. The second day, I would sleep late and hang around reading, then go to the thrift store and spend the evening at the movies.
    • If I were an animal I would be:A sea turtle, or whale!

    Aradhika Sarda

    • Hometown:West Windsor, NJ
    • Undergrad:Case Western Reserve University
    • Medical School:Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    • Travel Bucket List:Iceland, Switzerland, New Zealand
    • If I weren't a physician:Dance Instructor
    • Ideal weekend:Weekend trip to upstate New York or other nearby hiking/outdoor activities
    • If I were an animal I would be:Monkey

    Nicole Stein

    • Hometown:Manhattan Beach, CA
    • Undergrad:Barnard College
    • Medical School:Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harlem Campus)
    • Travel Bucket List:Croatia and Japan
    • If I weren't a physician:A veterinarian
    • Ideal weekend:Doing something outdoors followed by a movie night.
    • If I were an animal I would be:A cat
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What is the minimum MCAT score for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School? ›

RWJMS all but requires applicants to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an MCAT score of at least 498. Each section of the MCAT but have a score of 123 or higher. While admissions conducts holistic reviews of each applicant, they “look for applicants to have” the above GPA and MCAT scores.

Is Robert Wood Johnson Medical School a good school? ›

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School--New Brunswick (Johnson) is ranked No. 68 (tie) in Best Medical Schools: Research and No. 112-123 in Best Medical Schools: Primary Care.

How competitive is family medicine residency in California? ›

Family medicine PGY-1 main residency Match statistics in California
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How long are most family medicine residency programs? ›

Family medicine residencies accredited by the ACGME take three to five years to complete. Dual family medicine residency programs train residents for family medicine and a subspecialty of their choosing simultaneously. As such, these programs can take longer to complete.

Is 127 a good MCAT score? ›

Many admissions committees like to see well-rounded applicants with similar scores across each section. You should aim to score no lower than 127 on any given section. For example, if someone earns a perfect score on two sections, but scores poorly on the other two, that may work against them.

What is the lowest MCAT score accepted into MD school? ›

Medical institutions in the U.S. and Canada that necessitate the MCAT typically accept scores ranging from 490-495 at the minimum. Scores below 490 are rarely if ever, accepted. Interestingly, a vast majority of individuals score above this range. Recent data suggests that the average score hovers around 506.5.

What is the hardest med school to get into in the US? ›

With an astonishingly low acceptance rate of about 1.4%, Stanford is the country's hardest medical school to get into. They admit students who not only boast impressive academic records but also showcase a deep passion for leadership, community involvement, and pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge.

What is Robert Wood Johnson Hospital known for? ›

As a Level 1 Trauma Center and the first pediatric trauma center in New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has received national acclaim for its ground-breaking approach to emergency preparedness.

What is Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School known for? ›

As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health.

What is the highest salary for a family medicine resident? ›

Family Medicine Resident Salary in California
Annual SalaryMonthly Pay
Top Earners$246,726$20,560
75th Percentile$73,500$6,125
25th Percentile$53,300$4,441

What is the hardest medical residency? ›

The most competitive medical specialties are characterized by high demand, limited residency slots, and intense training requirements. Specialties such as Dermatology, Neurosurgery, and Plastic Surgery often top this list due to their high compensation, impactful work, and the specialized skill set required.

What are the most competitive family medicine residencies? ›

What are the best family medicine residencies in the country?
  • The University of South Dakota – Sanford School of Medicine.
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine.
  • University of Nevada – Reno School of Medicine.
  • East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine.

How old are most doctors after residency? ›

Usually, students graduate medical school at 26, followed by three years of internship and residency. Add to that an additional three to seven years for a specialty, and most doctors don't begin their careers until well in their thirties.

Is family medicine residency easier? ›

All residency programs are competitive to some extent, but Family Medicine residencies are among the most accessible, with a high match % of total to accepted applicants. 2-3 years in most cases, with additional subspecialty fellowships or certifications running anywhere from 3-4 months to 2 years beyond this.

What is the shortest residency with the highest pay? ›

Wondering what the shortest residency with the highest pay is? It's emergency medicine, followed by obstetrics-gynecology. Physicians in these roles earn around $270,000 annually.

What is the average MCAT score for Creighton Med? ›

The average GPA for admitted students was 3.77, with an average MCAT of 513.

What is the minimum MCAT score for musc? ›

A minimum MCAT score of 500 is required to be eligible for interview consideration and must be taken within 3 years of matriculation. Though multiple MCAT attempts are permitted, the highest composite MCAT score is factored into an applicant's overall competitiveness. The average accepted MCAT is 511.

What is the lowest MCAT score for Georgetown? ›

While there is no minimum MCAT score requirement, the average MCAT score of admitted students is typically around the 90th percentile. Aside from academic and standardized testing requirements, Georgetown School of Medicine also places a strong emphasis on clinical experience.

What is the MCAT average for Indiana medical school? ›

Average MCAT score: 504. Average science GPA: 3.66. Average non-science GPA: 3.71. Average total GPA: 3.68.


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