Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Introduction (continued)
The RWJMS experience today has grown significantly from
the school that was originally formed as Rutgers Medical
School in 1961 with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.
Today, RWJMS, in partnership with Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital (RWJUH), part of the newly formed
RWJBarnabas Health System and the school's principal
affiliate, comprises a leading, nationally distinguished
academic health center. However, the fast pace of change in
the current healthcare environment calls for even greater
partnerships between academia, community hospitals, and
practitioners. That national call to action will play a large role
in RWJMS's strategic planning efforts as the medical school
strives to become the academic engine driving a new
healthcare paradigm in New Jersey along with the integration
of RBHS with the RWJBarnabas Health System.
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