Special Admissions Programs

Academic Clinical Experiences Summer (ACES) Program

ACES is a program developed in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and Princeton University (Princeton). This program aims to facilitate a meaningful and worthwhile transition between undergraduate studies at Princeton and medical education at RWJMS for students from groups underrepresented in medicine or from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program provides an intensive summer experience after students' sophomore year at Princeton, mentoring, and an opportunity for linkage to enter medical school.

Access-Med Program

The medical school, in conjunct Rutgers RWJMS - Access-Medion with Rutgers University and Seton Hall University, has an articulated program for educationally and/or economically disadvantaged undergraduates interested in careers in medicine. Click Here for additional information about the Access-Med Program.

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.

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. Click Here for additional information about the Rutgers University Health Professions Office. Inquiries can be addressed to hpo@biology.rutgers.edu.

Joint Bachelor/Medical Degree 4+4 Program

The  Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Honors College-New Brunswick 4+4 Program with an emphasis in Global Health is a unique new program. This new program is designed to encourage students growth in preparation for the changing medical environment. Medicine is no longer taught or practiced based strictly upon clinical science and knowledge, it increasingly demands interdisciplinary learning, broad-based critical thinking, collaboration, and teamwork with global perspectives. In this 4+4 program students will pursue undergraduate coursework, and at the same time have dedicated academic advising, physician shadowing opportunities, medical school mentorship, special undergraduate course opportunities, and an integrated commitment to engaging with both local and international Global Public Health initiatives and projects in partnership with the Office of Global Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and the Rutgers Global Health Institute.

Joint PharmD/MD Program

This unique and highly selective program is designed to create an elite cadre of interdisciplinary practitioners, highly skilled in the disciplines of both pharmacy and medicine, and poised to provide leadership in collaborative clinical practice, academic research, public policy, and the pharmaceutical industry. This program will be directed by dual degree program committees in the School of Pharmacy and the RWJ Medical School. Successful applicants will be admitted to RWJMS upon their successful completion of the PharmD program, and will not be required to take the MCAT exam. Only currently enrolled PharmD students at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy are eligible to apply for admission. For more information click here.

Linkage Programs with Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has established Accelerated Acceptance programs with post-baccalaureate programs at Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Drexel University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Lasalle University, New York University, Rutgers University, and University of Pennsylvania. 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 Admissions Office and the post-baccalaureate advisor for details. Click here for the directory.