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Prospective and Visiting Housestaff

Recruitment and Selection Process

PGY 1 applicants for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs are generally selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All fourth-year medical students applying for a PGY 1 position must be enrolled in the NRMP match.

Applicants must have graduated from either a medical college recognized by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or Osteopathic Association (AOA) or a Foreign Medical School recognized by the World Health Organization.

A graduate of a foreign medical school must meet all of the requirements of the Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), and must be either a US citizen, US permanent resident or holder of a J-1 exchange visa issued by the ECFMG. All international medical graduates (IMGs) must hold a current valid ECMFG certificate.

In 2013, the Main Residency Match (NRMP) decided to standardize the rules of participation for all registered applicants by requiring participating programs to place all of their core residency positions in the Main Residency Match.

Review individual program details for more specific recruitment and selection information.


Checks are issued bi-weekly and direct deposit is offered via electronic transfer.

  7/1/2024 7/1/2025
PGY1 $70,660 $73,133
PGY2 $73,473 $76,045
PGY3 $77,606 $80,322
PGY4 $82,139 $85,014
PGY5 $84,320 $87,271
PGY6 $86,494 $89,521
PGY7 $89,399 $92,528
PGY8 $91,148 $94,338
PGY9 $93,230 $96,493

Visiting Residents and Fellows

Housestaff, residents and fellows, from other training programs interested in a clinical rotation in a Robert Wood Johnson Medical School GME program are welcome to apply.

Please contact the department program coordinator/assistant of the desired Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program to determine if the program is currently accepting rotators and copy the GME program manager. The recommended time to contact a program is at least two to three months prior to the start of the rotation.

Completed applications are reviewed and approval is granted on a case-by-case basis provided trainees meet specific qualifications and entry requirements. Generally, trainees will be considered if they:

  • Are in good standing in an accredited training program
  • Obtain approval and support to rotate from a Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program director
  • Complete and submit all rotator documentation and properly enroll prior to start date

Application Process

Applicants wishing to apply for a rotation at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program should complete and submit the following documents to the respective Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program at least two months prior to the expected rotation start date:

  1. By completing the form, Temporary Rotation for Residents and Clinical Fellows from External GME Programs, you, your program director, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program will provide attestation to the following:
    1. Support indicating housestaff in good standing from home institution’s program director
    2. Approval from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program director
    3. Malpractice insurance coverage verification from home institution (must indicate coverage through rotation timeframe). Coverage must be acceptable to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Risk and Claims.
  2. By completing the form, Medical Rotation Clearance Form, your institution acknowledges that an annual or the initial health assessment within the past 12 months certifying fitness for duty for the rotator's work functions in a health care facility.
  3. Cleared a criminal background check
  4. Provide rotation goals and objectives
  5. Complete the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Confidentiality Statement
  6. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. Copy of valid/unexpired picture identification (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  8. Copies of BLS, ACLS, or PALS valid certification through the rotation timeframe, if required by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School  program.
  9. Copy of medical license, DEA, or training permit from trainees Board of Medical Examiner's Office
  10. US Medical Graduates-Copy of Medical School Diploma or Foreign Medical Graduates-Copy of ECFMG certificate/Fifth Pathway Certificate

The resident will receive notification from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program, with copy to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Office of Graduate Medical Education, of the approved application, rotation. If necessary by the department, the resident will be provided with instructions for completing any mandatory online training as well as instructions to obtain an identification card/parking. The resident must provide all online training certificates to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program no less than ONE WEEK prior to start date. It is the rotator's responsibility to make arrangements for housing and transportation as necessary.

Please contact the GME Office at 732-235-3381 if you have any questions regarding this process.