The Department at a Glance

  • We are New Jersey’s oldest, & one of the country’s largest family medicine & community health departments, with more than 60 outstanding full & part-time paid faculty members, & more than 250 volunteer faculty throughout New Jersey.
  • Our accomplished faculty include five New Jersey and one National Family Physician of the Year awardees, four University Master Educators, two Emeritus and one Distinguished Professors, five associate/assistant Deans, & a University Vice Chancellor.
  • With a quality of care & primary care translational research agenda, department external funding is among the top schools nationally in NIH, & #1 in cancer survivorship research.
  • Educational and research collaborations exist with leading universities across the country and globe, and with many Rutgers academic units and institutes.
  • Our New Jersey Primary Care Research Network, an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ) recognized Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) with 150 practices, cares for an estimated 550,000 citizens yearly, & undertakes patient centered translational research.
  • We are New Jersey’s Healthcare Innovation Lab, (e.g. birthplace of Robert Wood Johnson Partners ACO, major research center on Patient Centered Medical Homes and health system change) bringing Rutgers resources to solve healthcare challenges for the nation.
  • The department’s Center for Healthy Families & Cultural Diversity is world renowned for its educational offerings, & our Center for Healthy Aging provides advanced education & clinical care in geriatrics.
  • We teach required courses in all years of the medical school & run 2 outstanding Family Medicine Residencies: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ New Brunswick and Centrastate Medical Center/ Freehold.
  • Our residency graduates practice nationwide, with 250 serving New Jersey, many in underserved communities.
  • The department’s Rutgers Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies, the nation’s oldest residency educational network, provides collaborative offerings in eight New Jersey teaching hospitals & affiliated outpatient sites.
  • Our Clinical Fellowships are in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, Maternity Care, & Health Policy.
  • We provide advanced Clinical Care to more than 100,000 patients/year throughout central New Jersey: in patients’ homes, in outpatient offices, including clinics serving the poor, & in affiliated hospitals, post-acute, long term care, & assisted living facilities. Our Hospital Medicine division faculty care for more than 120 seriously ill patients daily in RWJUH.
  • As the academic home of Community Health for the school, the department’s activities extend from care in federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) in New Brunswick (Eric B. Chandler Health Center) and Freehold (Freehold Family Health Center), to educational systems, governments, businesses, & communities throughout New Jersey.