RowanSOM Fast Facts
Providing a superior medical education, educating the region’s next generation of physicians and serving our diverse community.
SOM provides outstanding opportunities for medical education to New Jersey students.
August 2016 entering class: 5,075 applicants | 186 students
| 75% are New Jersey residents
RowanSOM is a leader among all U.S. osteopathic medical schools in diversity.
Pipeline and articulation programs, have, for 40 years, supported a strong commitment to a diverse student population that mirrors New Jersey's ethnic diversity.
RowanSOM is a major source of primary care physicians for the State and South Jersey.2,651 graduates | 49% provide primary care | 10% of these alumni dedicate at least half of their practice hours to medically underserved communities.
RowanSOM is a leader in patient care.
Rowan Medicine, SOM's faculty practice plan, provides a multidisciplinary team-based approach to health care, with an emphasis on primary care. With officies throughout southern New Jersey, we serve patients in both ambulatory and hospital settings. A leader in care, Rowan Medicine sees 250,00 patient per year. | Health care that integrates clinical service delivery with delivery research and education | Patient-centered care model
Our large clinical affiliations allow us to serve the South Jersey Region.
Our principal hospital system:
- Kennedy University Hospital - Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township
- Lourdes Health System - Camden and Willingboro; Inspira Health Network - Bridgeton, Elmer,
- Woodbury and Vineland; Cooper University Hospital; Meridian Health System; Christ Hospital; and
- Atlantic Health System
In total, we represent nine inpatient sites in five counties, handle about 80,000 admissions per year, and serve a diverse and growing population of about 1.5 million.
Centers of Excellence: Emphasizing the interdisciplinary collaboration in education, service and research that is the hallmark of RowanSOM, among them:
The Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology within New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA)
Ranked among the best U.S. medical schools for geriatric medical education by U.S. News & World Report | Among the top 20 schools for 15 years | RowanSOM is one of 14 medical schools in the nation to have a department of geriatrics
The Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute
A national leader in the development of comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs that address both the medical and mental health needs of children experiencing abuse | Federally recognized as the national model for detecting and treating child victims of sexual abuse and their families
The NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI)
Utilizes a distinctive multi-disciplinary approach including physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional procedures, osteopathic manipulation, pain specialists and orthopedic surgery | Provides a unique program for pain management in patients infected with HIV | Onsite medically-supervised gym
Graduate Medical Education: One of the largest GME programs of all U.S. osteopathic schools
400+ interns, residents and fellows | RowanSOM Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions (OPTI) | Kennedy Health System (3 acute care divisions) | Lourdes Health System (2 acute care divisions) | Carepoint - Christ Hospital | Meridian (K. Hovnanian Children’s) | Cooper University Hospital | Atlantic Health (2 acute care divisions) | Inspira Health Network (3 acute care divisions) | dozens of affiliated training sites across the Delaware Valley
RowanSOM has a strong community service mission
Sponsoring the three Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), the only programs of their type in the state | Serving in Bridgeton/Vineland, Camden City, and Atlantic City for 35 years | Serving Camden City through the Camden Free Clinic
RowanSOM is committed to providing an affordable, flexible education while generting funding for the School through research and extramural programs. Affordable in-state tuition and many endowed student scholarships available. In addition, RowanSOM has many degree options, from a traditional D.O. degree to a wide range of dual and joint-degree options focusing on law, management, public health or research.
RowanSOM is a force of economic growth for the region, providing jobs and leading the way for physician education in South Jersey.
$ 10.4 million in research and extramural funding including funding from National Institutes of Health (NIH) | RowanSOM is a leader as compared to all US osteopathic medical schools
Impact on Stratford
Providing almost 2,000 jobs to the area | Housing and living needs of students on campus are a significant generator of income to the area
Addressing the future
RowanSOM is at the forefront of addressing the need for more physicians | Class size has doubled in size since 2009| RowanSOM has among the largest number of faculty as compared to all U.S. osteopathic medical schools | 170 full-time faculty, 39 part-time faculty, and over 577 volunteer faculty