Cooper Medical School of Rowan University began as a "promise" more than forty years ago, when the State recognized the need for a medical school in southern New Jersey. In 2012, Cooper University Hospital and Rowan University partnered to create a brand new MD-granting program right in the heart of Camden. With one promise realized, another was made.
The unique opportunity to "start from scratch" inspired us to rethink the traditional model of medical education and to go beyond what was expected. What emerged was a commitment to be innovative and forward thinking; to lead by example; to be different.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. We believe that, as a nation, if we are to meet the needs and challenges of 21st century patient care, medical education must pioneer long-term solutions. With the Promise Campaign, CMSRU sets forth three main promises:
The opportunity for impact in these areas is NOW. Our earliest supporters are the most important: they provide the resources that allow us to fulfill our promises and to meet the needs and challenges of 21st century patient care. Scheduled to conclude on June 30, 2016, the Promise Campaign focuses on three primary areas of growth:
Scholarships -- Our ability to attract and successfully admit top students that are mission-matched (who represent New Jersey and underserved communities, and have more than 200 volunteer hours) often relies on the amount of scholarship funding available.
Programs -- Start-up as well as sustainable funding for programs that serve students and the community is a critical part of fulfilling our promise.
Innovations -- The innovation fund allows CMSRU to stay nimble; to have the resources available when important opportunities are presented.
To contribute to CMSRU, please make your check payable to Rowan University Foundation with "CMSRU" on the memo line. Mail your check to:
Rowan University Foundation
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Donations may be made online via credit card using our secure site at The Rowan University Foundation. Online donations are processed through a Rowan University site; as long as "Cooper Medical School" is selected in the "Designation" drop-down menu, gifts will distribute to CMSRU. Thank you!