From Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center:
Ocean Medical Center received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for residency training programs in family medicine and psychiatry, practice areas in which there are serious shortages of physicians expected in New Jersey and the nation. Eight residents will be selected from more than 1,900 applicants for the family medicine program and six residents will be selected from more than 975 applicants for the psychiatry program. The inaugural class of 14 residents will begin their residencies in July 2018. Ocean Medical Center expects approval for an additional residency program in internal medicine in the spring of 2018.
From left to right (front row): Kelly Ussery-Kronhaus, M.D., program director for family medicine residency program, medical director of GME, and vice chair of family medicine at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine; Vincent J. Vivona, D.O., JD, FACP, FCLM, CHCQM, chief medical officer of Ocean Medical Center.
From left to right (back row): Pramil Cheriyath, M.D., program director for internal medicine residency program; Thomas Brandeisky, D.O., designated institutional official and chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC); Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., program director for psychiatry residency program and training director and chair of psychiatry at the Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine; and Dean Q. Lin, MHA, MBA, FACE, FCPP, regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health.