Special Admissions Programs

Linkage Programs with Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has established Accelerated Acceptance programs with post-baccalaureate programs at Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Bryn Mawr College, New York University, Drexel University, and Lasalle University. General requirements include a post-baccalaureate gpa of 3.60, the above mentioned prerequisites for the medical school, and MCAT taken no later than the spring of the year of matriculation. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Copeland, Admissions Officer and the post-baccalaureate advisor for details.

Joint Bachelor/Medical Degree Program

The Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Program is designed to permit integration of basic medical sciences into the undergraduate curriculum to graduate broadly educated students who will assume leadership roles in medicine. Students apply to the program in their fourth semester at Rutgers University. Selected students will obtain bachelor and medical degrees in seven or eight years.

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Inquiries can be addressed to hpo@biology.rutgers.edu, or Click Here to send an email.


The medical school, in conjunction with Rutgers University and Seton Hall University, has an articulated program for educationally and/or economically disadvantaged undergraduates interested in careers in medicine.

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Advanced Standing Applicants (Transfers)

We are not able to accept applications for advanced standing students for the 2016-2017 academic year due to no openings in our class. Questions can be sent to: rwjapadm@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Transfer Procedures


1. Applications must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than March of the year for transfer with advanced standing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. The Admissions Committee will review the M1 and M2 coursework and performance, USMLE Step 1 scores, letters of recommendations and a letter from the Dean. Invitations are by invitation and will be an MMI interview as well as a traditional interview.


2. Students in foreign medical schools should submit scores from the USMLE Step 1. No student will be considered without previously passing Step 1 of the USMLE on the first attempt. Note: In order to be considered for transfer admission, applicants must be attending LCME accredited medical schools, foreign medical schools or American Osteopathic medical schools. Some foreign medical schools have sought approval from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners for clinical clerkships in New Jersey. Applicants from medical schools that have been disapproved are ineligible for admission.


3. The Chair of the Committee will convene an ad hoc committee to review applications for transfer and to participate in the interview process.


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