The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Brunswick

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Preference given to NJ residents, out of state applicants with outstanding credentials are encouraged to apply. Selection criteria include academic achievement, MCAT and non-academic factors: extra-curriculars, motivation, character, humanism, commitment to service, sensitivity to diversity, and performance on multiple mini interviews. Interviews by invitation.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Carol A. Terregino
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted January 6 (Begins)
January 12 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification December 15 (Begins)
July 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.3 MCAT composite score
10.8 biological
10.4 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry mathematics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​lifesci.​rutgers.​edu/​~hpo/​BAMD.​htm

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.5:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 928
Part-time faculty 190
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 67
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 17
Full-time faculty in clinical program 861
Part-time faculty in clinical program 173

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $45.7
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 134
Principal investigators (PIs) 94
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 187

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Cooper University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Students are prepared to provide ethical, culturally competent care, with a lifelong commitment to learning. Teaching is horizontally and vertically integrated with systems and basic sciences taught in the context of clinical problems. Multiple learner-centered teaching modalities are used. Clinical experiences are begun early and enhanced with standardized patients, 1:1 observation and feedback.

 

Ranking

Medical School Ranking

#80 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 34
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $45.7
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $49.22

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 36.1% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 10.3
Acceptance rate 8.2% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.5:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 640

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 640
In-state students 98.0%
Minority students 44.7%
Underrepresented minority students 12.8%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 55.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Marshall C. Anthony
Financial aid phone (732) 235-4689

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $32,805 (in-state)
Full-time: $52,636 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,805
Room and board $15,576
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $130,461

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 81%
Students receiving loans 79%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 24%
Students receiving work study 6%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
family practice physical medicine and rehabilitation
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general
ophthalmology urology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 36.1% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 26.3%