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.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School operates campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick in New Jersey. The medical school includes 19 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).
In 2015-16 admissions cycle, the medical school has introduced the CASPer test, developed by McMaster University Medical Schoolin Canada, as an admissions tool.
The medical school has more than 2,450 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, 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.
The medical school’s faculty physicians provide clinical care as part of Rutgers Health and Rutgers Health Group. The school has more than 500 physician members and 200 clinical programs. Faculty physicians provide clinical care at numerous hospitals and ambulatory care sites throughout the state. In September 2017, The Joint Commission granted the schools clinical services Accredited Status for Ambulatory Health Care, recognizing its compliance with national standards and commitment to providing safe and efficient patient care.
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.