Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) 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.
RWJMS has adopted the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education competencies (ACGME) to serve as organizational curriculum framework for medical students. The six core competencies are
briefly described under the following links:
To find the detailed school-wide competencies and measurements click here. These competencies with their accompanying objectives are covered by the courses and clerkships as seen in the Curricular Competencies/Objectives matrix.
Clinical experience is introduced early in the first year through 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 students and faculty throughout the four years.