With 43 teaching hospitals and 5 medical schools, New Jersey is a prime location for clinical trials. New Jersey medical schools also provide top-level training for the medical practitioners of tomorrow.
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) officially launched in 2012 as the first new medical school in New Jersey in 35 years and the only four-year MD-granting medical school in South Jersey. Less than one month after its official grand opening, it enrolled its charter class.
Today, CMSU is an active medical school that is committed to pioneering efforts to solve the challenges of ensuring access to high-quality education and health care for New Jersey’s citizens. In 2017, the medical school graduated the 57 students in its charter class, who went on to residency positions at top programs across the country. More than 375 medical students are currently enrolled at CMSU.
CMSRU is located in a newly-constructed 200,000-square-foot, six-story building in Camden. It is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care, the leading provider of comprehensive health services in South Jersey.
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is a graduate medical school of Rutgers University and part of the division of Biomedical and Health Sciences. New Jersey Medical School offers a professional medical education and several medical degrees. Fourth-year graduates receive a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The medical school also offers MD/PhD and MD/MPH dual degree programs.
The Medical School is comprised of 20 academic departments and works with several healthcare partners, including University Hospital, its principal teaching hospital. The school’s faculty includes a number of world-renowned scientists and New Jersey’s top doctors.
Home to the nation’s oldest student-run clinic, Rutgers NJMS operates more than 50 centers and institutes, including the Public Health Research Institute Center, the Global Tuberculosis Institute and the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. Research funding at NJMS has more than doubled in the past decade, fueled by an impressive list of groundbreaking discoveries.
The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is dedicated to excellence in education, advanced research, community health, and patient care. Home to 20 basic science and clinical departments, the school also houses major research institutes that focus on a range of topics, from cardiovascular medicine to women’s health along with extensive clinical and community practices that offer direct care to patients and learning opportunities for students. RWJMS is the top-ranked medical school for research in New Jersey and a New York metropolitan region top 10 medical school for research and primary care, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Located on a modern campus minutes from the center of Philadelphia, ROWAN-SOM offers an accredited four-year program leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. It is consistently a leader among the osteopathic medical schools in academics, research, funding, and student diversity. The school’s osteopathic graduate medical education program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country.
After a decade of consistent growth, including a doubling of its class size, the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) has announced plans to expand to an additional campus on the grounds of the Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) in 2021.
Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health announced the opening a 4-year private medical school in Nutley and Clifton within the ON3 campus in the fall of 2018.
The partners combined Hackensack Meridian Health’s extensive clinical and research expertise with Seton Hall’s academic expertise in the sciences, nursing, health and medicine. Hackensack Meridian Health‘s hospitals are teaching sites for the medical students. In addition, nearby Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences and will serve as a major site for health science research and discovery activities.
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