Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, USA

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is a public medical school located in Camden, New Jersey. It was created as a partnership between Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital in 2009 by the executive order of Governor Jon Corzine.

Decades ago, a promise was made and a dream began: Camden, New Jersey would one day have a four-year medical school. In 2012 that dream became a reality with the opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Since Cooper Hospital first opened in 1887, Cooper has been involved in medical education. In the 1970s, Cooper began a 40-year quest to become a four-year medical school, a journey that officially began in 1975 when then Governor Brendan Byrne signed legislation to bring a new medical school to southern New Jersey. For the next three decades, Cooper served as the primary clinical campus for third- and fourth-year medical students from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), later named the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

But Cooper wanted a four year medical school in Camden. It sought Rowan University as its academic partner, a school with a long history and commitment to southern New Jersey and one that was poised for strategic growth on the national stage. On June 25, 2008, then Governor Jon S. Corzine officially ended Cooper’s relationship with UMDNJ and recognized the new Cooper-Rowan partnership. One year later, through an executive order, Rowan University and The Cooper Health System officially established Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU).

The groundbreaking ceremony for the medical school’s $139 million, six-story facility took place in October 2010, at the corner of South Broadway and Benson Street in Camden. In June 2011, just one month after construction crews raised the final steel girder on the 200,000-square-foot building. A little more than one year later, on July 21, 2012, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University held its historic grand opening event.

Less than one month later, CMSRU enrolled its Charter Class. These pioneering students embraced the core values of CMSRU and showed their commitment to improving the world around them and becoming physician leaders who can make change happen. In 2016, the Charter Class celebrated its first residency Match Day, with 100 percent of graduating students being offered residency positions. In May 2016, many of the same dignitaries who gathered for the school’s groundbreaking and grand opening events gathered once again – this time to celebrate CMSRU’s Inaugural Commencement event.

In June 2016, CMSRU received full accreditation for the maximum period of five years from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the nation’s accrediting body for MD-granting medical schools.

More than 300 students are now enrolled at CMSRU. Class size will continue to grow at a slow and even pace each year until enrollment reaches 408 students.

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