Housestaff, Residents and Fellows, from other training programs interested in a clinical rotation in one of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Graduate Medical Education programs are welcome to apply.
Please contact the Department Program Coordinator/Assistant of the desired Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) program to determine if the program is currently accepting rotators and cc the GME Management Assistant. The recommended time to contact a program is at least two (2) to three (3) 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 Rutgers RWJMS Program Director
Complete and submit all rotator documentation and properly enroll prior to starting date
Applicants wishing to apply for a rotation at Rutgers RWJMS program should complete and submit the following documents to the respective Rutgers RWJMS program at least two (2) months prior to the expected rotation start date:
Support indicating housestaff in good standing from home institution’s Program Director
Approval from Rutgers RWJMS Program Director
Malpractice insurance coverage verification from home institution (must indicate coverage through rotation timeframe). Coverage must be acceptable to RUTGERS RWJMS Risk and Claims.
An annual or the initial Health Assessment within the past twelve (12) months certifying fitness for duty for the rotator's work functions in a health care facility.
Record of Immunity by laboratory titers to rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella. If laboratory titers are nonimmune, then record of full vaccination is required (at least 2 MMRs, Varivax series) unless there is a documented medical contraindication to vaccination.
Documentation of laboratory testing for Hepatitis B (HB) Surface Antigen, HB Surface Antibody and HB Core Antibody. Evidence of immunity by positive antibody titers to Hepatitis B or documentation that full Hepatitis B vaccination has been received or proof of declination of Hepatitis B vaccine. If Rotator is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen positive, the Rutgers RWJMS Employee Health Service phone #732 507-8386 must be contacted regarding further evaluation prior to rotation at RUTGERS RWJMS.
Record of Tdap in adulthood or record of medical contraindication to Tdap vaccination.
Record of seasonal influenza vaccination or documentation of medical contraindication to influenza vaccination.
Record of annual TB skin test (or blood assay for TB) if negative. If positive, documentation of negative chest xray at initial evaluation and annual symptom survey. If chest x-ray revealed evidence of active TB, documentation of appropriate medical treatment and annual symptom survey.
Medical clearance for respirator fit testing for N95 respirator or PAPR if needed.
Orientation training completed -including preventing harassment and discrimination, radiation safety, patient safety, infection control/influenza and environment of care.
Copy of valid/unexpired picture identification (driver's license, passport, etc.)
Copies of BLS, ACLS, or PALS valid certification through the rotation timeframe, if required by RWJMS program.
Copy of medical license, DEA, or training permit from trainees Board of Medical Examiner's Office
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 Rutgers RWJMS Program, with a copy to the RWJMS GME Office, of the approved application, rotation. If necessary by the department, the resident will be provided with instructions from the program 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 Rutgers RWJMS program no less than ONE WEEK prior to the start date. It is the rotator's responsibility to make arrangements for housing and transportation as necessary.
Please contact the Rutgers RWJMS Graduate Medical Education Office if you have any questions regarding this process at (732) 235-3381.