Strategic Plan

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is a vibrant medical school integrated within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and specifically Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), which has greatly impacted the healthcare landscape within Rutgers University, throughout New Jersey, and beyond. Supported by a bold and far-reaching strategic plan, the RBHS road map calls for each of its schools to engage their constituents and put forth an integrating plan that supports not only the RBHS strategic plan, but also the Rutgers University strategic plan upon which all units will fully engage and support for maximum benefit to the faculty, students, staff, and residents of the State of New Jersey. RWJMS' integration with RBHS and Rutgers University creates an environment of limitless opportunity where partnerships and synergies abound.

Overview of Strategic Aims by Pillar


  1. Pursue novel approaches to teaching and experiential learning
  2. Integrate tenets of Triple Aim curriculum into the educational mission and fully integrate learners in clinical care
  3. Enhance the academic learning environment


  1. Increase federal, state, foundation, philanthropic and institutional investment in research with a focus on our environment and innovation
  2. Increase academic stature through programmatic development, team science, and scholarly activity
  3. Advance basic, clinical, and translational research through improved infrastructure and research resources, as evidenced by an increase in our research activity and investment in support for grants and contracts


  1. Increase patient satisfaction
  2. Improve quality
  3. Increase practice efficiency


  1. Expand access to culturally effective healthcare
  2. Support the community health/global health education of health professionals and the community, both nationally and internationally
  3. Expand programming to improve the overall health of communities
  4. Expand RWJMS community and global health capacity to engage in population health initiatives around patient-centered outcomes, practice-based dissemination, and implementation and translational research
  5. Expand the reach of our global health activities