Professional education is comprised of the cost of the education required
for physicians, interns and residents, medical students, nurses and nursing
students, pastoral care trainees and other health professionals.
New Jersey, like many states across the country, is experiencing an acute
shortage of health care professionals. In just the next six years, New
Jersey will need an additional 1,000 primary care physicians and 1,800
specialists. The state is facing a looming nursing shortage, with more
than one-third of nurses reaching retirement age in the next decade. Dentists
are also in short supply—less than 31 percent of the state’s
dental care needs are met.
Left unaddressed, this staggering shortage will be further exacerbated
by the growing number of newly insured individuals, many of whom will
be seeking regular medical and dental care for the first time. RWJBarnabas
Health is devoted to easing this shortage of health care providers to
ensure that individuals throughout the region have access to the quality
care they need and deserve. At a cost of $40.7 million each year, we are
educating the next generation of physicians, dentists, nurses and technicians
through our medical, surgical and dental residency programs and through
collaborations with nursing schools and allied health programs.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark - Tragedies Inspire Woman to
Become Emergency Medicine Physician
Arabia Mollette, MD, was raised by a single mother in housing projects
in the South Bronx, “where poverty, drugs, alcohol and crime”
were nothing unusual. But young Arabia dreamed of bigger things —
ever since she was five years old, she wanted to be a doctor. Today, Dr.
Mollette is in her last year of residency at Newark Beth Israel’s
Emergency Medicine program.