Medical Education Admissions
A Leader in Medical Education
With two medical schools, Rowan University is an important contributor to the future of health care in New Jersey and the nation. Rowan co-founded Cooper Medical School of Rowan University with Cooper University Health Care, welcoming the medical school’s inaugural class in summer 2012. On July 1, 2013, Rowan became one of only two universities in the nation to offer both M.D. and D.O. degree-granting programs with the addition of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey). The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Stratford, which grants the PhD and offers a number of master’s and dual-degree programs, is also now part of Rowan. Rowan also offers courses for working and aspiring nurses through its Department of Nursing, an academic department in the College of Science and Mathematics thatcollaborates with the College of Graduate & Continuing Education to deliver nursing programs online and in face-to-face classes and labs.
The Office of Health Professions is responsible for providing students with the appropriate information and resources to become competitive, well-rounded applicants for one of the various health professional programs. The Office of Health Professions conduct individual and group advising, interactive workshops, and other activities to inform students of their professional school options. Want to learn more about medical education at Rowan?
Our Office of Admissions welcomes you to explore our curriculum, our new Medical Education Building, our unique Advisory Colleges, and the many opportunities for our students to work with patients beginning in their first weeks of medical school.
In the current Rowan-SOM curriculum, students are exposed to rigorous studies of the latest knowledge base in research and the basic sciences. The curriculum prepares them for clinical studies, stressing the encouragement of lifelong and self-directed learning as a continuous process.
We seek to attract talented students to all our programs, particularly the Ph.D. and D.O./Ph.D. programs. Successful applicants will work in modern, well-equipped laboratories with highly committed, enthusiastic faculty exploring current research topics in the biomedical sciences. Our multidisciplinary, interdepartmental doctoral program provides a core curriculum in Cell and Molecular Biology offered through the combined efforts of the faculty in the Department of Cell Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology.
The Department of Nursing at Rowan University promotes excellence in Healthcare through quality and the innovative education of nurses. We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education by combining liberal education with professional preparation towards the baccalaureate degree.
Plan your education in a way that will enhance your chances of getting into medical school and affiliated health professions. The Office of Health Professions is available to advise you on a specific professional trajectory to help reach your medical goals.