Hackensack Meridian School of
Medicine at Seton Hall University

A Collaborative Effort

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University is a collaborative effort between New Jersey’s premier academic medical institution, the Hackensack University Medical Center, and the country’s oldest and most renowned faith-based university, Seton Hall University. It will be the state’s only private school of medicine.

Fifty-Five Physicians

We anticipate welcoming the first class of 55 future physicians in July 2018 and aim to attain an ultimate class size of 125-150 students per year, bringing the total enrollment to more than 500 students. Seton Hall’s plan to co-locate its College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences (approximately 1,500 students in nursing, physical / occupational / speech therapy, physician assistants, and advanced degrees in health administration and health sciences research) with the school of medicine mirrors the integrated, innovative approach that will inform healthcare delivery in the future.

Primary Clinical Teaching Sites

Hackensack Meridian Health’s hospitals will serve as the primary clinical teaching sites for multiple healthcare graduate education programs. (Hackensack University Medical Center currently trains approximately 225 medical students every year, 140 medical and dental residents per month, and 75 to 100 nursing students annually.) Students will also gain from our academic partnerships with Rutgers, St. George’s University, Diabetes Research Institute, Georgetown University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Incentives and initiatives will also be established to promote the retention of talent, to ensure that doctors who train and develop here in New Jersey, stay and practice here.