“We look forward to partnering with Hackensack University Health Network to create a top-tier school of medicine,” said Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban. “The school will be built upon Hackensack’s extensive clinical and research expertise combined with the University’s nationally recognized academic strengths in the sciences, nursing, and health and medical sciences.”
This partnership will establish the only private Catholic school of medicine currently in the state and provide a significant economic boost to the region. Establishing a school of medicine with the backing of two esteemed institutions will attract the best and brightest to the field of medicine in the State of New Jersey and help curb the critical physician shortage that the state and the nation currently face. By 2020, it is estimated there will be a shortage of 2,500 physicians in the Garden State. In order to make this transformational project a reality, HackensackUHN and SHU will launch a significant philanthropic fundraising effort and will seek State funding and incentives.
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