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The Department at a Glance

  • We are New Jersey’s oldest, & one of the country’s largest family medicine & community health departments, with more than 60 outstanding full & part-time paid faculty members, & 150 volunteer faculty throughout New Jersey.

  • Our distinguished faculty includes five New Jersey and one National Family Physician of the Year awardees, four University Master Educators, five associate/assistant Deans, & a University Vice Chancellor.

  • With a quality of care & primary care translational research agenda, department external funding is among the top public schools. Our department NIH funding ranks 11th nationally overall, & #1 in cancer survivorship research.

  • Educational and research collaborations exist with leading universities across the country, and with many Rutgers academic units and institutes.

  • Our New Jersey Primary Care Research Network, an AHRQ recognized Practice Based Research Network with 150 practices, cares for an estimated 550,000 citizens yearly, & undertakes patient centered translational research.

  • We are New Jersey’s Healthcare Innovation Lab, (e.g. birthplace of Robert Wood Johnson Partners, Primary Care Medical Homes) bringing Rutgers resources to solve healthcare challenges for the nation.

  • The department’s Center for Healthy Families & Cultural Diversity is world renowned for its educational offerings, & our Center for Healthy Aging provides advanced education & clinical care in geriatrics.

  • We teach required courses in all years of the medical school & run 2 outstanding Family Medicine Residencies: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ New Brunswick and Centrastate Medical Center/ Freehold.

  • Our residency graduates practice nationwide, with 250 serving New Jersey, many in underserved communities.

  • The department’s Rutgers Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies, the nation’s oldest residency educational network, provides collaborative offerings in eight New Jersey teaching hospitals & affiliated outpatient sites.

  • Our Clinical Fellowships are in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, Maternity Care, & Health Policy.

  • We provide advanced Clinical Care throughout central New Jersey: in patients’ homes, in outpatient offices, including clinics serving the poor in New Brunswick & Freehold, & in affiliated hospitals, post-acute, long term care, & assisted living facilities. Our Hospital Medicine division faculty care for more than 100 seriously ill patients daily in RWJUH.

  • As the academic home of Community Health for the school, department’s activities extend from the Eric B. Chandler Health Center, New Brunswick's federally qualified health center, to educational systems, governments, businesses, & communities throughout New Jersey.


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