The Class of 2019
This page will be a source of information surrounding the steps involved in preparation for our first day of Orientation on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. We will provide a timeline that will allow all of you to have the various forms and processes completed prior to Orientation to allow that week to be a time when you can get to know one another, our school, and our curriculum. The instructions for completing and submitting each form will be outlined. There will be a few sections: Admissions; Student Affairs; Financial Aid.
Official Transcripts are due to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions by July 1, 2015.
Official copies from undergraduate schools only should be sent to:
Juanita Womack, Registrar
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU)
401 South Broadway
Camden, NJ 08103
Health Insurance 2015-2016
Health insurance is required for all students attending Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
The new federal healthcare laws also requires parents' health care policies to provide coverage for dependents up to age 26, therefore we encourage our students to investigate that possibility as an alternative to the student health insurance. Students may also explore their eligibility for public health benefits before deciding whether or not to waive out of the student insurance program.
The cost for the CMSRU student health insurance Platinum Plan with United Healthcare PPO for the current 2014-2015 academic year was $1,695.00. Once the rates for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year are confirmed, an email notification will be forwarded. Health insurance will be effective from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016. The premium is billed 100% on your fall term student bill in addition to fall term tuition and fees.
Students must log onto www.firststudent.com to waive or enroll by July 1, 2015. Select Rowan University-Cooper Medical School. The “Enroll Now-Health Insurance” or “Waive Your School’s Health Insurance” hyperlinks are located on the tool bar on the left side of the screen. Reminders will be sent (during the summer months) when students can complete these steps!
PLEASE NOTE: Students will automatically be enrolled and charged the health insurance premium cost if the CMSRU Waiver Form is not submitted by July 1, 2015.
NOTE: Students who waive health insurance cannot enroll in the plan at any other time during the 2015-2016 academic year UNLESS they have a life status change. Please email Heidi Ashton at email@example.com or call Heidi Ashton @ 267- 880-2300 directly with questions regarding life status changes.
Health insurance enrollment is an online process and must be completed annually by EVERY student. Whether you are selecting the school-sponsored plan or are requesting to waive, your decision must be made by July 1, 2015.
We were able to offer supplemental vision and dental opt-in insurance coverage for 2014-2015. Students will be notified of the 2015-2016 rates once they become available. Please note that the vision and dental premium rates are not included on your student bill. Vision coverage (student only) premium cost-$159.00 and Dental coverage (student only) premium cost-$319.00. This may change, and you will be notified. You must enroll and pay for the supplemental vision and dental coverage via the www.firststudent.com website. Notifications will be sent during the summer months!
NOTE: If you have specific questions regarding the insurance plans, please contact Heidi Ashton firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heidi Ashton @ 267- 880-2300.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has mandated that all medical students carry disability insurance. We have arranged this through American Medical Association (AMA) Med Plus Advantage at a minimal costy. This is also part of Student Fees.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Cooper Medical School has developed a comprehensive program of support for our students. The annual charge for SAP is $48 annually and will be included in Student Fees. Any change in this fee will be posted.
Immunization Record (IR)
It is your responsibility to have this completed prior to 7/1/2015. Please mail, email (email@example.com) or fax (856-361-2828) the form to us using your last name and IR (Smith.IR) if emailed. The record will be reviewed and kept in the Student Health Office where you will have a file.
NOTE: You must use our form. Proof of immunization dates is not sufficient. Lab titers to verify immunity is required. The titers must be completed prior to your arrival. You will not be able to participate in any clinical experiences unless this is complete. The proof that you are bot infected with tuberculosis requires a 2 step PPD - this means 2 separate PPDs performed and read over a period of weeks. Most medical schools will require this process now, and it is best that you schedule the PPDs now. Last minute scheduling of these tests will not allow for the time needed to perform both tests. Make all appointments early to ensure that you can provide us the records by 7/1/2015.
Initial Health Evaluation (HP)
This will need to be completed by your care provider and sent to us prior to 7/1/2015. Please mail, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (856-361-2828) the form to us using your last name and HR (Smith.HP) if emailed.Much of the information you can provide but it will need to be completed and signed by the health provider. All information will be stored confidentially and all HIPPA rules will be followed.
Student Parking 2015-2016
There will be two options for parking:
CCIA Parking Garage (across the street from CMSRU in the Cooper University Hospital (CUH) parking garage):
The student parking costs with the CCIA Parking Garage for the current 2014-2015 academic year are $1,918.40 (about $159 per month) inclusive from August 1 to July 31. Students have been charged $945.10 on the fall semester bill and $973.30 on the spring semester bill (in addition to tuition and fees). Once the student parking rates for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year are confirmed, an email notification will be sent. Students will have unlimited access to the CCIA Parking Garage with a parking wafer (swipe key entry system). Interested students must submit the parking enrollment form by July 1, 2015 to the CMSRU Office of Student Affairs and Admissions.
The Camden Waterfront (across the street from the Victor Lofts):
The student parking costs at the Camden Waterfront was $90.95 per month for the current 2014-2015 academic year. Shuttle services are available Monday through Friday only to take students back and forth from the Cooper University Hospital and the Camden Waterfront. The shuttle schedule is located here. Students can call Karen Jones at the Hinson Garage at 856-757-9300 for an application and to confirm the rates for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year. Students will be responsible to pay this monthly charge independently out of pocket directly to the Hinson Garage.
Apply for a credit based Federal Graduate Plus Direct Loan AND sign the Federal Graduate Plus Direct Loan MPN electronically by logging onto www.studentloans.gov.
Apply for a Private/Alternative Education Loan directly with any lender you choose and submit the request form to the office after your credit check is approved.
Computer. We do not provide computers for our students. We support any platform. We do provide all students with the online textbooks needed for our curriculum free of charge. Our IT staff suggests the following:
Medical Equipment. Since you will start seeing patients and learning the physical exam within weeks of arrival, it is suggested that you have a stethoscope and penlight. We will provide an opportunity to try samples and purchase online. We suggest that in the early years you not invest in expensive items. Items such as blood pressure cuffs, otoscopes and opthalmoscopes are expensive and best deferred until later in training. Our simulation lab is fully equipped to allow you to practice using these at any time.
Clothing. Please refer to the Dress Code Policy within the online Student Handbook. You will be given a white coat during the White Coat Ceremony.