Current Medical Students

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to excellence in medical education and to developing ethical and culturally competent physicians. Students are encouraged toward a lifelong commitment to learning and professional growth.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has adopted the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies, modified for medical students, to serve as an organizing framework for the curriculum.

The six core competencies are briefly described under the following links:

To find the detailed school-wide competencies and measurements click here.

Clinical experiences are introduced early in the first year in the Patient Centered Medicine course. Measurable course objectives and benchmarks have been developed for students in Pre-Clerkship and Clerkship/Advanced phases of the curriculum. Clinical training is enhanced through the use of standardized patients, Objective Structured Clinical Exercises (OSCE), and individual observation and feedback by the more than 2,400 full time and volunteer faculty. All educational experiences undergo rigorous evaluation by student and faculty members of the Curriculum Committee throughout the four years.


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