Seton Hall University and Hackensack UHN to form medical school

Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., and Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a private, four-year school of medicine.

Together, the two organizations plan to establish the first private medical school in the state of New Jersey which would provide a significant economic boost to the region. The school would likely be located on the former campus of Hoffmann-La Roche, a biomedical facility in Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey.

In addition to boosting the economy in the region, Seton Hall and HackensackUHN hope to alleviate the state's physician shortage.

Commitments of the medical school would include educational and healthcare excellence, cutting-edge research, high-quality care and the advancement of medical and health science educational imperatives

Under the agreement, Seton Hall University would integrate its nursing and allied health programs with the medical school while HackensackUHN's hospitals would serve as the primary clinical teaching sites for the students.

The agreement between Seton Hall and Hackensack UHN is expected to be finalized in early 2015 and the first medical school class is expected to begin within the next three years.


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