Newswise – SEPTEMBER 26, 2022, Nutley, NJ – Jeffrey Boscamp, MD, acting dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, was named to the NJBIZ Power 50 for Education, an annual list of state leaders who support education.
Boscamp, who took over the top position at the school in January, is one of the leaders on the list, which also includes teachers, administrators and civil servants.
“Dr. Boscamp was an outstanding leader who took on unexpected challenges and only enhanced the reputation of the school,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “He is uniquely equipped to advance the mission and vision of our unique school.”
That NJBIZ List honoring individuals who use their authority or influence to help make New Jersey a better place to live, work, and do business.
“This honor goes to the entire institution,” Boscamp said. “From our innovative and
ambitious goals through to their everyday implementation in the classroom and at school
Community, this is another indication that our important work is understood and
Previously, Dr. Bonita Stanton, MD, the founding dean of the school, made the list three years in a row before her unexpected death last January. Boscamp was appointed interim dean shortly thereafter.
dr Boscamp serves the Hackensack meridian Health as Co-Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical School Development and Integration. As Co-CAO, Dr. Boscamp programs at Hackensack Meridian Health Encouraging lifelong learning across the continuum of undergraduate, undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
dr Boscamp also serves as a professor of pediatrics at the school. As the longtime and highly respected leader of Hackensack University Medical Center, he is also a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Academic Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Prior to these positions, Dr. Boscamp held the Marvin I. Gottlieb, MD, Ph.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital for 14 years. He founded the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Steven Bader Immunological Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center, is a regular speaker in continuing medical education, and has received numerous teaching awards.
In his positions as Co-CAO and Senior Vice President of Medical School Development and Integration, Dr. Boscamp as liaison between Hackensack Meridian Health and the School of Medicine to develop and coordinate undergraduate and graduate medical education programs in the Hackensack meridian Health. dr Boscamp participates in the design and development of educational and academic programs that create an interdisciplinary approach to teaching to identify, recruit and prepare students and residents as critical thinkers and problem solvers on their journey into medical practice.
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine enrolled its first class in 2018 with 60 students, 18 of whom graduated in June 2021 from an accelerated three-year degree. Another 63 from the 2018 and 2019 class graduated in June 2022 in a ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The 2021 and 2022 classes each brought around 160 students to the program.
The school’s curriculum encourages teamwork and a humanistic focus on community well-being. A key part of this mission is the Human Dimension, a three-year program that integrates the biomedical, behavioral, social and population sciences and is placed in the context of the patient and community that touches underserved cities across New Jersey.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization that is New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated healthcare network, providing a full range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. The network includes 18 hospitals and more than 500 patient care centers, including ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, life-saving medical airlift, rehabilitation centers, emergency care centers, doctor’s offices, and a fitness and wellness center. With more than 35,000 team members and 7,000 physicians, Hackensack is Meridian Health is a respected leader in healthcare philanthropy and is committed to the health and well-being of communities throughout New Jersey.
One of the network’s notable differences is having more US News-ranked hospitals than any other health care system in New Jersey, as in ranking US News & World Report, 2022-23. Hackensack University Medical Center is nationally ranked by US News & World Report in four specialties, more than any other hospital in New Jersey. Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center are ranked #1 in the state and top 20 in the mid-Atlantic region US News & World Report‘s 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospital Report. Additionally, their combined nephrology program ranks in the top 50 in the United States. To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton in 2018. Hackensack meridian Health began its independent operations in July 2020. The school’s vision is that every person in New Jersey and throughout the United States, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, will enjoy the highest level of well-being in an economically and behaviorally sustainable manner. The school’s unique curriculum focuses on linking basic science with clinical relevance through an integrated curriculum in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. The school prides itself on its outreach through programs such as the Human Dimension, which is active in communities throughout New Jersey.