The Class of 2021
This page will be a source of information surrounding the steps involved in preparation for our first day of Orientation in August of 2017. 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 final transcripts are due to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions by July 1, 2017.
As a condition of admissions, final undergraduate transcripts need to be obtained and verified for completion of requirements.
We need to receive your final transcript that shows that your degree was awarded. This is required to be part of your student academic file in medical school.
The transcript(s) you provided to AMCAS as part of your application, is electronic and not sufficient. We need to receive a hard copy of your Official transcript from your Undergraduate school.
Official copies from undergraduate schools only should be sent to:
Kathleen Johnston, Registrar
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU)
401 South Broadway
Camden, NJ 08103
Note: CMSRU requires undergraduate transcripts only. Transcripts from Graduate or Post Bac programs are not required. Please request to have your transcript sent to the CMSRU Registrar as AMCAS does not automatically send transcripts to medical schools.
Health Insurance 2017-2018
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.
CMSRU's student health insurance is contracted as a Platinum Plan with United Healthcare PPO. The health insurance premium rate for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year is $3,785 for a single student; please be aware that the premium rate increases annually. Health insurance will be effective from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. 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, 2017. 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. An email regarding health insurance will be sent to all students by the Office of Student Affairs.
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, 2017.
NOTE: Students who waive health insurance cannot enroll in the plan at any other time during the 2017-2018 academic year UNLESS they have a life status change. Please email Heidi Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 2017.
We are able to offer supplemental vision and dental opt-in insurance coverage for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year for an additional cost. We will notify you when the final cost for the 2017-18 year is made available. Please note that the vision and dental premium rates are not included on your student bill. You must enroll and pay for the supplemental vision and dental coverage via the www.firststudent.com website.
NOTE: If you have specific questions regarding the insurance plans, please contact Heidi Ashton email@example.com or call Heidi Ashton @ 267-880-2300.
Disability Insurance (AMA): Information can be accessed by clicking on the "AMA" hyperlink to the left.
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 cost. The annual charge for disability insurance is included in CMSRU Student Fees.
Student Assistance Program (SAP): Information can be accessed by clicking on the "SAP" hyperlink to the left.
Cooper Medical School has developed a comprehensive program of support for our students. The annual charge for SAP is included in CMSRU Student Fees.
Immunization Record (IR): The form can be accessed by clicking on the "IR" hyperlink to the left.
This form must be completed and signed by a health care provider. It is your responsibility to have this completed prior to 7/1/2017. The immunization record form, any lab results and any verification documentation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE IMMUNIZATION RECORD TO CMSRU. For any questions regarding immunizations, please call Terry or Joe at WorkNet (856) 338-0350.
NOTE: You must use our form. Any student who does not submit a completed immunization form WILL NOT be permitted to attend Orientation.
Health History Evaluation (HH): The form can be accessed by clicking on the "HH" hyperlink to the left.
This form must be completed and signed by a health care provider. It is your responsibility to have this completed prior to 7/1/2017. The health history evaluation form and any verification documentation should be sent to email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE HEALTH HISTORY EVALUATION FORM TO CMSRU. For any questions regarding immunizations, please call Terry or Joe at WorkNet (856) 338-0350.
NOTE: You must use our form. Any student who does not submit a completed health history evaluation form WILL NOT be permitted to attend Orientation.
Student Parking 2017-2018
CMSRU student parking lot options for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year should be determined/provided in June 2017. Updates will be posted on this website as information becomes available.
If you plan to reside in the City of Camden and have a vehicle, you may be eligible for a Camden City zoned parking permit.
For more information on obtaining a Camden City zoned parking permit, please visit:
Parking Authority of City of Camden
Click HERE to view the CMSRU Student Handbook, which includes all CMSRU policies for all departments. Our policies related to Student Affairs (Professional Appearance, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act-FERPA, Religious Observances, Mistreatment, Social Networking, etc...).
Click HERE to view a list of current student clubs and organizations. Students may elect to become members of, as well as develop new clubs and organizations at the midpoint in the first semester, first year of classes.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
CMSRU is committed to the privacy of its students' records, as required by law under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Additionally, students have rights to review their own education records and request an amendment in their records if the student believes there is inaccurate or misleading information. Click HERE for more information about FERPA.
ALL FORMS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE SENT TO STUDENTAFFAIRS@COOPERMED.ROWAN.EDU BY JULY 1ST.
PLEASE USE YOUR ROWAN EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY ON ALL DOCUMENTS!
Steps to access your Rowan email account can be found here.
Accommodations Request Forms (if applicable)
Basic Life Support (BLS) Registration
Cooper University Hospital Confidentiality Agreement
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) offers consumers wide ranging protections.
HIPAA compliance training is critical for staff/students at all healthcare facilities. The specifics of the law make it particularly important for providers of health plans to have their staff/students fully understand how the regulations impact them, the patient information they access and what they will need to do in order to ensure they are following government mandates.
Honor Code Attestation
MBTI Sharing Consent
Myers Briggs Directions
Name Pronunciation and Clothing Sizes (T-shirt & Scrubs) Form
Photo Release Consent
Special Dietary Request (if applicable)
White Coat Ceremony Guest Form
You may check the status of these documents at any time by logging into http://cmsruapps.rowan.edu/as_checklist.
NOTE: Status updates will be posted here beginning June 5th.
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.