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Previously an academic unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School merged with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, on July 1, 2013. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is the umbrella organization for the following schools and units:

  • Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
  • Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
  • Medical Schools: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School
  • Nursing Schools: College of Nursing and School of Nursing
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health Related Professions
  • School of Public Health
  • University Behavioral Health Care

RBHS now stands as one of America's largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school's principal affiliate, they are recognized as New Jersey's premier academic medical center. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, and hosts centers and institutes including The Cardiovascular Institute, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) form the core teaching hospitals for the residency training program in internal medicine.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

RWJUH is a 650-bed hospital which provides primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care to central New Jersey and the surrounding areas. The hospital is staffed by full-time faculty in every department, along with a large group of private faculty.

The Internal Medicine Department at RWJUH has approximately 100 full-time faculty and 400 private physicians with clinical teaching interests. An active transfer service brings severely ill and complex patients to RWJUH, allowing for superb training of residents with a large volume of tertiary patients.

Of note, RWJUH recently earned a perfect rating of "100" on its most recent evaluation by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for both heart and heart surgery and respiratory disorders, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 ranking of “America 's Best Hospitals.” The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer has rated Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as one of the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest magazine. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is also a recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence for more than 10 consecutive years.

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University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

UMCPP is an excellent 300-bed community hospital, with full-time faculty and private physicians in the Department of Medicine. UMCPP has the advantages of a true community hospital, allowing our medical residents to train in the mainstream primary care setting. The 16 full-time faculty and 145 private faculty are drawn by the ideal setting, the presence of the high quality residents and the superb patient pathology that has consistently characterized UMCPP.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ)

The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), established in 1990, is New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute - designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. CINJ delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children and conducts cutting edge cancer research.

Our housestaff work closely with CINJ fellows and faculty during their rotation on the hematologic malignancy service and frequently participate in electives at the outpatient clinics at CINJ. Many residents collaborate with faculty on clinical and basic science research projects.

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Clinical Research Center

The Clinical Research Center, a satellite of the New Jersey Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, is home to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Program in Clinical Pharmacology. Located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, the Center includes sophisticated inpatient, outpatient, and one-day-stay facilities for clinical investigations, and a large modern basic research laboratory. This interdisciplinary research effort includes nursing, pharmacy, and biostatistics and is an excellent educational experience for the student or resident considering a career in clinical research, clinical pharmacology or the pharmaceutical industry.

The Clinical Research Center performs over 50 research studies per year in such diverse areas as immunology, connective tissue disease, sleep disorders, cancer, hypertension, dermatology, and neuropharmacology.

Internal medicine residents may do electives in clinical research and pharmacology as well as gain research experience in basic science laboratories. The residency has successfully placed interested graduates into clinical research fellowships hosted at this program.

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New Brunswick

Founded in 1680 as a colonial settlement. The county seat of government, this city is home to approximately 50,000 residents. With over 28,000 undergraduate students and 7,300 graduate students on its New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses, Rutgers University is a significant presence in the area. New Brunswick is also home to the Johnson & Johnson world wide headquarters and other corporations.


In addition to Rutgers'-sponsored events, there are a variety of opportunities available within the city and surrounding areas.

  • On the banks of the Raritan River in Central New Jersey
  • One hour from New York City by car or train
  • Ninety minutes from Philadelphia by car or train
  • Less than one hour from the beaches of the Jersey Shore

Other Points of Interest

The city offers a wide variety of dining options ranging from casual restaurants and taverns to fine dining at critically acclaimed restaurants.

The city offers several playhouses and theaters with active performance schedules. Tickets are frequently available at very affordable prices.

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Princeton is a town of approximately 20,000 residents. Princeton University 's 4,600 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students


Incorporated in 1759. 16 miles south of New Brunswick.

Points of Interest

  • Many university and non-university related intellectual, cultural, social, and athletic activities (including Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Tiger Athletics, Triumph Brewing Company, and the Historical Society of Princeton)
  • A broad range of restaurants and shopping
  • Site of the Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) and other historical locations

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