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RowanSOM Fast Facts

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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

Teaching Affiliates:

  • 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.

Quality

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

Affordability

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.

Economic Engine

RowanSOM is a force of economic growth for the region, providing jobs and leading the way for physician education in South Jersey.

Funding

$ 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

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