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FAQs

How do you feel about being a brand new program?

We are beyond ecstatic to be creating a strong foundation to the future of family physicians. With an ever changing health care environment, it is exciting to meld traditional education with new, innovative teaching methods to match the needs of our incoming classes. Capital Health and its Graduate Medical Education leadership are immensely invested in their academic vision, allowing for a flourishing environment for the program and future residents. So if you are looking to train in a diverse environment that is strongly committed to the community and to leave an impact on the education of your future colleagues, be sure to apply and/or contact us for details! We look forward to hearing from you.

What will the inpatient family medicine service be like?

The inpatient service will be spent with Capital Health’s family medicine hospitalist team at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell (all inpatient rotations will occur here). The hospitalist service cares for a diverse patient population and a variety of medical conditions requiring inpatient care. Each resident will have 24/7 direct supervision while allowing for growth and autonomy. Residents will also get additional experience on our inpatient admitting team during their intern year. While our cohort of residents is incomplete, residents work on the inpatient service during the day only.

What will the outpatient family medicine hours be like?

Our outpatient office is located at 832 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, NJ and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What’s the call schedule like?

With our night float system, as an upper year there will be weekend call Friday overnight and Saturday 24 hours only. We will have a jeopardy call schedule for emergency coverage of hospital service. Other services, like pediatrics, surgery, OB, and ICU, will have their own call schedule. Our call schedule will comply with the ACGME regulations including having at least one day off in seven days per month. Additionally, it will not occur more frequently than once every four days.

How does night float work?

Night float will be overnight coverage Sunday through Thursday night.

Is the residency program opposed or unopposed?

Capital Health currently has ACGME accredited internal medicine and emergency medicine programs. The program directors work closely together to ensure an optimal learning environment for all. We take pride in the collaboration between programs.

Where should you live?

It depends on what is important to you during your residency. There are many local communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Pennington, Hamilton, Ewing, Lawrence, Yardley and Newtown. If you have family nearby, we remain an easy commute via highway closer to Philadelphia or New Brunswick, NJ. For more information, visit our Life Outside of Residency page.

What type of EMR does the system use?

All Capital Health outpatient medical offices, including Primary Care, OB/GYN and Specialty Care, use Athena which allows for easy communication amongst providers. Among the many benefits of Athena, it is a web-based program eliminating the need to remote in to the hospital for charting purposes or while on call. Additional perks include mobile phone accessibility, camera syncing for photo documentation, and an instant messaging service used by providers and clinical staff.

Both Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell and Capital Health Regional Medical Center use Cerner for inpatient and emergency department documentation.

TigerText is utilized by all providers to have secure communication instantly if needed.