Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Established 1962
Type Public
Dean Vicente H. Gracias, MD, Interim Dean
Academic staff 2,750 (full-time, part-time, and volunteer)
Admin. staff 2,530
Students 560 MD, 130 PhD, 40 MD/PhD
Other students 450 (residents and interns)
Location New Brunswick and Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Campus Urban and Suburban
Website http://rwjms.rutgers.edu
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Tower in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is one of two graduate medical schools of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, part of Rutgers University. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school’s principal affiliate, they comprise New Jersey’s premier academic medical center. The school is named after Robert Wood Johnson II, the former president and chairman of the board of Johnson & Johnson.[1]

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School operates campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick in New Jersey. The medical school includes 20 basic science and clinical departments and a broad range of clinical programs conducted at its 34 hospital affiliates and numerous ambulatory care sites in the region. Prior to July 2013, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Statistics[edit]

The medical school has more than 2,800 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty and 2,530 staff members. Approximately 560 medical students are enrolled at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well as 120 PhD students. The Class of 2017 has 134 students with 54% women and 53% native New Jersey residents. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School ranks among the top 10 percent nationally of medical schools in minority student enrollment. 42 are alumni of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and 16 percent attended Ivy League colleges. Eighty percent had a single or double major in the biological or physical sciences, and four students were pre-accepted as members of the MD/PhD program.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School sponsors 49 programs in graduate medical education, 41 of which are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), five accredited by Specialty Boards or Societies and two without the option of accreditation. These include: anesthesia, occupational medicine, family medicine, medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology and surgery. There are 447 residents and fellows in programs accredited by the ACGME or the ABMS. There are four additional fellowships for which ACGME or ABMS accreditation is not available. Continuing medical education programs are conducted on a global basis.

Patient Care[edit]

The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the medical school’s multi-specialty group practice, is the largest in New Jersey, with 500 physician members and 200 clinical programs. Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians provide clinical care at numerous hospitals and ambulatory care sites throughout the state.

The Eric B. Chandler Health Center, a federally qualified health center owned by the medical school, provides more than 60,000 patient encounters. It is the only family health center of its kind in New Jersey that is supported by a medical school and operated jointly with a community board. It strives to eliminate barriers to obtaining quality, family-oriented primary and dental health for its diverse population.

Research[edit]

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School received $89 million in research grant awards in FY 2012. Of this amount, $50 million was from the National Institutes of Health. There is substanstial strength within cancer, child health, neuroscience, and cell biology research programs.

Centers and Institutes[edit]

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has approximately 85 affiliated centers and institutes. The major centers and institutes include:

Accreditation[edit]

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association. The medical school is a full member of AAMC.

RWJMS is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

All education programs of RWJMS have been approved by the academic, governmental and professional agencies with responsibilities in specific areas of specialization.

The primary and affiliated teaching hospitals of the medical school are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medical school admission requirements. Association of American Medical Colleges. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, formerly known as Rutgers Medical School, was named after the former president and chairman of the board of Johnson & Johnson Company and the benefactor of the Robert Wood Johnson ... 

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