Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Dear Applicant:

Welcome to the JFK Family Medicine Residency.

JFK offers excellent opportunities to learn the full scope of Family Medicine from Obstetrics and care of the newborn to Geriatrics. We also place a strong emphasis on putting the biopsychosocial model into practice with longitudinal experiences in Behavioral Science/Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Community Medicine. In our effort to be innovative and train residents for the future, we emphasized being a Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2011, are a certified Centering group visit practice for prenatal and diabetic patients, and are a Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Medicare practice. We have also implemented an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) curriculum and a point-of care, hand-held ultrasound curriculum.

Our Family Medicine Center practice is divided into four multidisciplinary teams and incorporates disease and population care management. We have been exclusively using an electronic medical record since 2005 and transitioned to EPIC in June, 2019. Residents learn how to conduct group visits and function as a leader of the health care team. We also provide a strong longitudinal experience in Practice Management to prepare residents for the business aspects of their practice.

The JFK Family Medicine Residency plays an integral role in the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine. I am honored to have been appointed the Founding Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and we are one of the clinical sites for the Department’s Family Medicine Clerkship. Members of our faculty also teach at the School of Medicine campus in Nutley, New Jersey.

Ultimately, our most important assets are the residents, faculty and staff who work together to create the highest quality residency program as evidenced by our 100% Board passage rate for the past eleven years. After learning about our vision for Family Medicine education, we hope you will seriously consider applying to our residency.

This year, we look forward to sharing all of the wonderful aspects of our program with you online, and COVID-19 permitting, in person as well.


Robin O. Winter, MD, MMM

Our Residency