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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is designed to produce exceptional physicians who truly understand what drives health and disease, integrate technology and systems into their thinking and practice, and are able to improve the health outcomes of all populations. We are seeking applicants whose experiences will bring added value to the learning environment and evidence a commitment to serve their community.

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Unique Curriculum


Our unique curriculum utilizes evidence-based teaching methods to promote effective and efficient student learning.

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State-of-the-Art Campus


The 20-acre state-of-the-art campus features world-class facilities for health science research and discovery.

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Human Dimension Course


The Human Dimension course – central to the SOM curriculum, and placing the individual, family, and community as the focus of medicine.

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School of Medicine News


Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Reaches Major Milestone and Operates as Independent School

First new medical school in New Jersey in decades becomes independent after years of collaboration between Hackensack Meridian Health and... Read More

Medical Students Teach Science to Kids of Hackensack Meridian Parents

By Seth Augenstein Denis Colceriu, 8, the child of a Hackensack Meridian Health employee, learns...

Stop Killing our Patients: Pandemic, Protest and the Outcry for Justice

By Michael Ricciardelli Professor Bryan Pilkington holds weekly conversations with leading experts from medicine, nursing, and...

Pandemic Panel to Discuss Impact on Children

By Michael Ricciardelli Each week Professor Bryan Pilkington holds a conversation with leading experts from medicine, nursing,...


Panel on Research, Ethics and Expertise in a Pandemic Features President of the American Society...

By Michael Ricciardelli Each week Professor Bryan Pilkington holds a conversation with leading experts from medicine, nursing,...

Panel on Discrimination in Time of COVID Features Dr., Alum, Oprah’s ‘Premier Role Model’

By Michael Ricciardelli Each week Professor Bryan Pilkington holds a conversation with leading experts from medicine, nursing,...

CDI Physician-Scientist Talks COVID-19, Harnessing the Power of the Thymus

By Seth Augenstein Johannes Zakrzewski, M.D., Ph.D., of the Hackensack Meridian CDI, is also on...