Visiting Residents and Fellows

External Rotators From Another Instution

Housestaff, Residents and Fellows, from other training programs interested in a clinical rotation in one of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Graduate Medical Education programs are welcome to apply.

Please contact the Department Program Coordinator/Assistant of the desired Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) program to determine if the program is currently accepting rotators and cc the GME Management Assistant. The recommended time to contact a program is at least two (2) to three (3) months prior to the start of the rotation.

Completed applications are reviewed and approval is granted on a case-by-case basis provided trainees meet specific qualifications and entry requirements. Generally, trainees will be considered if they:

  • Are in good standing in an accredited training program

  • Obtain approval and support to rotate from a Rutgers RWJMS Program Director

  • Complete and submit all rotator documentation and properly enroll prior to starting date

Application process:

Applicants wishing to apply for a rotation at Rutgers RWJMS program should complete and submit the following documents to the respective Rutgers RWJMS program at least two (2) months prior to the expected rotation start date:

  1. By completing the form, TEMPORARY ROTATION AT RUTGERS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL FELLOWS FROM EXTERNAL GME PROGRAMS (4 pages), you, your Program Director, and the Rutgers RWJMS Program will provide attestation to the following:

    1. Support indicating housestaff in good standing from home institution’s Program Director

    2. Approval from Rutgers RWJMS Program Director

    3. Malpractice insurance coverage verification from home institution (must indicate coverage through rotation timeframe). Coverage must be acceptable to RUTGERS RWJMS Risk and Claims.

    4. An annual or the initial Health Assessment within the past twelve (12) months certifying fitness for duty for the rotator's work functions in a health care facility.

    5. Record of Immunity by laboratory titers to rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella. If laboratory titers are non­immune, then record of full vaccination is required (at least 2 MMRs, Varivax series) unless there is a documented medical contraindication to vaccination.

    6. Documentation of laboratory testing for Hepatitis B (HB) Surface Antigen, HB Surface Antibody and HB Core Antibody. Evidence of immunity by positive antibody titers to Hepatitis B or documentation that full Hepatitis B vaccination has been received or proof of declination of Hepatitis B vaccine. If Rotator is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen positive, the Rutgers RWJMS Employee Health Service phone #732 507-8386 must be contacted regarding further evaluation prior to rotation at RUTGERS RWJMS.

    7. Record of Tdap in adulthood or record of medical contraindication to Tdap vaccination.

    8. Record of seasonal influenza vaccination or documentation of medical contraindication to influenza vaccination.

    9. Record of annual TB skin test (or blood assay for TB) if negative. If positive, documentation of negative chest x­ray at initial evaluation and annual symptom survey. If chest x-ray revealed evidence of active TB, documentation of appropriate medical treatment and annual symptom survey.

    10. Medical clearance for respirator fit testing for N95 respirator or PAPR if needed.

    11. Orientation training completed -including preventing harassment and discrimination, radiation safety, patient safety, infection control/influenza and environment of care.

    12. Cleared a criminal background check.

  2. Provide rotation goals and objectives

  3. Complete the RUTGERS Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Confidentiality Statement

  4. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  5. Copy of valid/unexpired picture identification (driver's license, passport, etc.)

  6. Copies of BLS, ACLS, or PALS valid certification through the rotation timeframe, if required by RWJMS program.

  7. Copy of medical license, DEA, or training permit from trainees Board of Medical Examiner's Office

  8. US Medical Graduates-Copy of Medical School Diploma or Foreign Medical Graduates- Copy of ECFMG certificate/Fifth Pathway Certificate

The resident will receive notification from the Rutgers RWJMS Program, with a copy to the RWJMS GME Office, of the approved application, rotation. If necessary by the department, the resident will be provided with instructions from the program for completing any mandatory online training as well as instructions to obtain an identification card/parking. The resident must provide all online training certificates to Rutgers RWJMS program no less than ONE WEEK prior to the start date. It is the rotator's responsibility to make arrangements for housing and transportation as necessary.

Please contact the Rutgers RWJMS Graduate Medical Education Office if you have any questions regarding this process at (732) 235-3381.