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Other Admissions Programs

These unique admissions options and programs prior to medical school open new gateways to the world of medicine.

Academic Clinical Experiences Summer Program

The Academic Clinical Experiences Summer (ACES) Program was developed in partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the following undergraduate universities: Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Princeton University, and Swarthmore College. The ACES program aims to facilitate a meaningful and worthwhile transition between undergraduate studies and medical education for educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students. The program provides an intensive summer experience after sophomore year of undergrad, as well as mentoring, and an opportunity for linkage to enter medical school.

RWJMS Early-Assurance Program (REAP)

The medical school, in conjunction with Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Saint Elizabeth University, Monmouth University, and The College of New Jersey, has an articulated program for educationally and/or economically disadvantaged undergraduates interested in careers in medicine.

Joint Bachelor/Medical Degree Program

The Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Program is designed to permit integration of basic medical sciences into the undergraduate curriculum to graduate broadly educated students who will assume leadership roles in medicine. Students apply to the program in their fourth semester at Rutgers. Selected students will obtain bachelor and medical degrees in seven years. Learn more about the Rutgers Health Professions Office, which supports students and alumni of Rutgers–New Brunswick schools who are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions.

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Joint PharmD/MD Program

This unique and highly selective program — the first of its kind in the U.S. — is designed to create an elite cadre of interdisciplinary practitioners, highly skilled in the disciplines of both pharmacy and medicine, and poised to provide leadership in collaborative clinical practice, academic research, public policy, and the pharmaceutical industry. This program will be directed by dual degree program committees in the School of Pharmacy and the medical school. Successful applicants will be admitted to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School upon their successful completion of the PharmD program, and will not be required to take the MCAT exam. Only currently enrolled PharmD students at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy are eligible to apply for admission.

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Linkages with Post-Baccalaureate and Masters Programs

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has established Accelerated Application programs with post-baccalaureate and/or MBS/MS programs at Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Drexel University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Lasalle University, New York University, Rutgers School of Graduate Studies, and University of Pennsylvania. General requirements include a post-baccalaureate/masters GPA of 3.60, prerequisites for the medical school, experiences, and MCAT taken no later than the spring of the year of matriculation. Students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office and their program advisor for details.