FAQs

Residency Application

Q: How many residents are selected each year?
A: We accept 6 new Family Medicine Residents from the hundreds that apply each year.

Q: What are the requirements for applying to the CentraState Family Medicine Residency Program?
A: Our candidates must be U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or current holders of a J-1 visa. (We do not sponsor visas.) They must have at least one year clinical rotation experience in the U.S. or Canada, with at least 2 letters of recommendation. Candidates must have graduated from medical school within the last 5 years and they must have a minimum combined average score of 190 for USMLE Steps 1 and 2.

Q: Can I send a paper application form?
A: The Residency Program does not accept paper application forms. Students must apply online, through ERAS. The ACGME ID for our program is 1203312679.

Q: What is the application deadline?
A:  December 31st.

Q: Any fellowships offered?
A: We offer a one-year geriatric fellowship program at CentraState Medical Center. There are also Sports Medicine, Health Policy, Primary Care Research, and Women’s Health Fellowships available at our sponsoring institution, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Q: Are there other residency programs at CentraState?
A: No, this is an unopposed program.

Q: What types of amenities are available to CentraState Residents?
A: CentraState Medical Center offers resident physicians many amenities, including free parking at all sites, daily meal allowances, and discounted gym memberships at our new Fitness and Wellness Center. IPads, smartphone, book allowance, health insurance, laundry services,

  • Comprehensive Medical / Dental Insurance and a Free prescription drug plan
  • Reimbursement for Educational supplies of $450
  • Free Parking
  • Discounted Membership to Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Subscription to Epocrates
  • Memberships in AAFP
  • Liability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Vacation (4 weeks) and Sick time(12 days)
  • Nine holidays, three float holidays
  • Committee of Interns and Residents Union (CIR) membership

Q: How many weeks of vacation do residents receive?
A: 4 weeks

Q: Are there job opportunities post-graduation?
A: Monmouth County is a growing and diverse area, offering increasing opportunities for Family physicians. As a community hospital, CentraState enables its residents to take advantage of this growing need by assisting in their post-graduate career placement.

Q: Is there subsidized housing for residents?
A: No, but we are in contact with experienced local realtors to assist you in finding housing near the hospital.

Q: What is the call schedule like?
A: During the1st and 2nd year, call is between Q2 and Q4. During the 3rd year of the program, residents can take home calls.

Q: How many residents are selected each year?
A: We accept 6 new Family Medicine Residents from the hundreds that apply each year.

Q: What are the requirements for applying to the CentraState Family Medicine Residency Program?
A: Our candidates must be U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or current holders of a J-1 visa. (We do not sponsor visas.) They must have at least one year clinical rotation experience in the U.S. or Canada, with at least 2 letters of recommendation. Candidates must have graduated from medical school within the last 5 years and they must have a minimum combined average score of 190 for USMLE Steps 1 and 2.

Q: Can I send a paper application form?
A: The Residency Program does not accept paper application forms. Students must apply online, through ERAS. The ACGME ID for our program is 1203312679.

Q: What is the application deadline?
A:  December 31st.

Q: Any fellowships offered?
A: We offer a one-year geriatric fellowship program at CentraState Medical Center. There are also Sports Medicine, Academic Medicine, Research, and Women’s Health Fellowships available at our sponsoring institution, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Q: Are there other residency programs at CentraState?
A: No, this is an unopposed program.

Q: What types of amenities are available to CentraState Residents?
A: CentraState Medical Center offers resident physicians many amenities, including free parking at all sites, daily meal allowances, and discounted gym memberships at our Fitness and Wellness Center. All residents at CentraState also receive an iPad to use throughout their residency, a stipend toward the purchase of a smartphone or PDA, and an annual allowance for the purchase of educational supplies.  Our program supplies residents with membership to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a subscription to Epocrates and Prescriber’s Letter, and assists in the funding of a board review course for the Family Medicine Board certification exam.  All residents receive four weeks of vacation and twelve sick days per year, as well as nine recognized University holidays and three float holidays.  As employees of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, residents are provided comprehensive medical / dental Insurance and a free prescription drug plan, membership in the Committee of Interns and Residents Union (CIR), liability coverage and life insurance.

Q: How many weeks of vacation do residents receive?
A: 4 weeks

Q: Are there job opportunities post-graduation?
A: Monmouth County is a growing and diverse area, offering increasing opportunities for Family physicians. As a community hospital, CentraState enables its residents to take advantage of this growing need by assisting in their post-graduate career placement.

Q: Is there subsidized housing for residents?
A: No, but we are in contact with experienced local realtors to assist you in finding housing near the hospital.