We are diverse! CMSRU is host to a faculty of over 450 physicians from countries all over the world and with training from hundreds of different medical institutions. Excellence in medical education, research, and clinical practice is best achieved through promoting diversity and maintaining an academic and work environment free of discrimination. Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the contributions, talent, and diverse experiences of all of our students, faculty and staff. CMSRU’s core values include a commitment to: personal mentorship, diversity and equity, professionalism, collaboration and mutual respect, civic responsibility, patient advocacy, and life-long learning. Our faculty engage in collaborations to further our commitment to diversity and decrease health disparities in the community, surrounding region and the world.
We volunteer locally and abroad.
International Healthcare Volunteers – Founded by Cooper gynecologic oncologist James Aikins, M.D, this organization provides healthcare to women in underserved areas around the world. Medical missions to Ghana provide opportunities for faculty and students to treat over a thousand women and their families over a two-week period.
Medicine in Action – With Cooper urogynecologist Karolynn Echols, M.D., as Vice President, Medicine in Action provides medical and surgical care to people in underprivileged countries – with a focus on women’s health issues. Medical missions to Jamaica, Tanzania, and Haiti provide opportunities for faculty, residents, and medical students to provide care to underserved populations.