MD Program - Overview


Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is dedicated to transforming health care for New Jersey and the nation through innovation and excellence in education, discovery, patient and family-centered care and addressing the health of our diverse community.

Competencies and Objectives

RWJMS offers a Competency-Based MD Program that delivers Flexible, Integrative and Innovative Medical Education. RWJMS has adopted the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education competencies (ACGME) to serve as organizational curriculum framework for medical students. The block curriculum integrates basic sciences and clinical medicine around multi-disciplinary themes and common clinical presentations. The innovative teaching methods and technologies promotes learning through discovery and collaboration.

RWJMS provides breadth and depth of learning experiences while helping students attain competencies at a mastery level in the domains of:


Requirements for Promotion & Graduation

A. Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine must exhibit the requisite attitudes, skills, knowledge and professional behavior to complete the prescribed course of study, and must meet "The Essential Functions for Admission and Matriculation" cited in the catalog of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition, a candidate must also possess personal qualifications and attributes deemed necessary to perform the duties of a medical professional. Specifically, all candidates are expected to exhibit unimpaired judgment and behavior consistent with the responsibilities of a medical professional Read More.

Commitment to Diversity

RWJMS is committed to fostering a diverse learning community of students, faculty and staff from a broad spectrum of nations, cultures, and historical perspectives. Our collective goal is to create an institutional consciousness of diversity reinforced with equity and excellence through inclusion, non-discrimination, and pluralism for all members of the University Community. Individuals with disabilities are important members of a diverse culture on our campuses and RWJMS is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School seeks to broaden representation among the student body from the following groups underrepresented in medicine:  Black or African American, Puerto Rican, Mexican American or Chicano/Chicana, Other Hispanic, Native American/Native Hawaiian/Native Alaskan, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and educationally disadvantaged, including first generation college students.