Seton Hall University will continue to have academic responsibilities for the School of Medicine including the development of the curriculum and issuance of diplomas.

Hackensack Meridian Health will bear the full financial responsibility of operating a private medical school with Seton Hall University that will open in July, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Seton Hall issued a statement Monday saying the “tremendous investment” was more than it could afford.

“From the beginning, Seton Hall administrators knew that the opening of a new school of medicine and the creation of a new Interprofessional Health Sciences campus would be incredibly complex projects, requiring tremendous investment and coordination with our partners at Hackensack Meridian Health,” university spokeswoman Laurie Pine said in an emailed statement.

“As the process continued to evolve, it became increasingly clear that the original structure of the partnership needed to be revised,” the statement said. “Seton Hall University will continue to have the academic responsibilities and will issue the diplomas to medical students upon graduation.”

In a joint statement, Seton Hall and Hackensack Meridian confirmed, “Hackensack Meridian Health is taking on the financial responsibility of operating the School of Medicine beginning July 1, 2018.”

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The new arrangement will change not affect the medical school’s opening. In just two weeks, the school has received 1,872 applications for its inaugural class of 55 students.

“What hasn’t changed is how incredibly excited we are,” said Jeffrey R. Boscamp, the associate dean of Medical Education Continuum at Hackensack Meridian. “We opened admissions two weeks ago and received almost 2,000 applications. We started interviewing last week, and acceptance letters are going out a week or two.

“On July 9, students will be in the classroom,” Boscamp said.

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