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Robert Wood Johnson Medical School At-a-Glance

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Founded in 1962, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is an academic unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the state’s university of the health sciences.

The medical school originally was formed as Rutgers Medical School through a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.

The medical school encompasses 22 basic science and clinical departments and six major institutes at its three campuses and integrates diverse clinical programs conducted at hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the state.

  • The Class of 2015 has both a strong academic record and a substantial background in advocacy and service. In the United States and overseas, they gained health care experience in a wide variety of settings. The 130 members of the entering class were educated at 57 different undergraduate institutions. Nineteen percent 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 six students were pre-accepted as members of the MD/PhD program. Twenty-three percent were born aboard, while 63 percent are natives of the tri-state area. In addition to English, they speak 24 different languages, and, continuing the trend of the past decade, the majority -- 57 percent -- are women.
  • The medical school has more than 2,750 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty members.
  • RWJMS provides charitable clinical care to indigent patients at an estimated cost of $38 million annually.
  • Clinical income for RWJMS in FY 2011 exceeded $147 million.
  • RWJMS sponsors 48 graduate medical education programs, 44 are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and four either by Speciality Boards or without the option of accreditation.
  • The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers 9 joint PhD programs with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, several of which offer an MS option. GSBS at RWJMS offers an MS in Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Master of Biomedical Sciences and an MS in Biomedical Sciences programs. Dual degree options are available for the MD PhD, the MD MS CTS and the PharmD PhD.
  • The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), the State's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center manages close to 100,000 patient visits each year and its network hospitals across New Jersey treat one-third of New Jersey's cancer patients.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group (RWJMG), the medical school’s multi-specialty group practice, is the largest in New Jersey, with more than 500 physicians providing care in 200 specialties. RWJMG physicians provide clinical care at numerous hospitals and ambulatory care sites throughout the state. More than one million patient visits and medical procedures are performed annually.
  • RWJMS received $89 million in research grant awards in FY 2012. Of this amount, $50 million was from the National Institutes of Health.

  • In 2012, the Eric B. Chandler Health Center, a federally qualified health center owned by the medical school, had more than 55,000 patient visits. It is the only family health center of its kind in New Jersey that is supported by a medical school. The center provides a variety of medical and social services at a single site regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

    Additional 2012 Statistics

    MD Students

    PhD Students

    MD/PhD Students

    MS: Including Clinical &
    Translational Science

    MS Students

    MBS Students

    Certificate Students

    Residents & Fellows