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About Us

In relentless pursuit of medical excellence.

Inspiring Curiosity, Fostering Compassion

As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is committed to advancing education, research, health care delivery, and the well-being of our communities.

At the Core of All We Do

Our mission, vision, and values are more than just words: They are a promise to inspire, to heal, and to lead.


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to transforming care through innovation and excellence in education and research and by addressing the health of our diverse community.


As the state’s first and largest academic high-value health care system, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will become the academic engine driving a new health care paradigm in New Jersey.


R – Respect, dignity, and humanism for the diverse population we serve
W – Wellness and resilience
J – Joining learners hand-in-hand with care delivery
M – Making patients first with safe, compassionate, high-quality care
S – Science to advance human health

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This is Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Leading Us Forward  

Meet the Dean

As dean of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Amy Murtha, MD is proud to partner as a physician and to support the collaborations that strengthen the school’s education, clinical, research, and community health missions. She is committed to improving health outcomes through innovative discovery and to training the next generation, while holding our beloved community at the center of our work and promoting inclusivity for all.

Campus Locations

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has two campuses, located in New Brunswick and Piscataway. Our principal teaching hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, is in New Brunswick.

Our History

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was founded in 1961 by a grant from the Kellogg Foundation. From our first faculty and students to our newest buildings and exciting new community partnerships, we have shared a rich history of evolution and transformation.

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