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The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has three main arms. They are to offer excellent care to all the patients we serve, to provide superb clinical and academic education and training to its residents, and to advance the field of Orthopaedic surgery through contributions to research. For nearly a half a century, the department has been continuously making strides towards these goals. We boast the premiere site for Orthopaedic trianing in the state of New Jersey, and the diverse paths that our residents take are a testament to the breadth and depth of training they receive here. The faculty at Robert Wood represent a healthy mix of talented physicians trained all over the country, as well as at Robert Wood Johnson. The diversity in their training serves to amplify the training experience our residents receive.
Let's be healthy together! Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the flagship teaching hospital of the RWJ Barnabas health system. It is 1 of only 4 Level I trauma centers in the state, boasting over 600 beds, and over 20 operating suites. The main hospital shares the campus with the Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital. The state of the art, stand alone pediatric hospital houses 105 pediatric beds including pediatric ICU beds, 6 pediatric operating suites, and is home to the first pediatric trauma center in the state. In 2019, renovations opened up 17 pediatric emergency department bays, epanding the hospital's capacity to take on adult and pediatric trauma patients. As the flagship of the largest hospital system in the state, RWJ University Hospital serves hundreds of thousands of patients in NJ. That exposure provides the depth and breadth of exposure that our residents need to become competent physicians.
New Brunswick is the hub in central NJ for cuisine and entertainment. The Crossroads Theater, George Street Playhouse and STATE Theater are at the heart of the performing arts scene here in the city. The downtown area is just a few blocks from University Hospital and serves as a home-away-from-home for some of the best international cuisine in central NJ. Every palate is welcome, as food from African, Carribean, European, and Asian nations among others are all well represented. The New Brunswick downtown also has a robust nightlife scene teaming with sports bars, comedy venues, and clubs. As the home to the main campus of the Rutgers University system as well as University Hospital, the city and surrounding areas serve as a sort of melting pot for diverse, young profesionals. The nearby running/hiking/biking trails provide ample outdoor recreational spaces to meet the needs of active residents. Our vibrant city with its options for engaging with foreign cultures, the arts, and nightlife make it an ideal place to spend time outside of the hospital alone, or with friends and family. With New York City an hour NE, over 100 miles of coast line an hour SE, and bustling Philly, PA just an hour SW, New Brunswick truly is a prime location to live in NJ.