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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.

RowanSOM is a leader in providing opportunities for medical education to New Jersey students.
August 2014 entering class: 4,904 applicants | 162 students | 88% are New Jersey residents

RowanSOM is ranked #1 of all U.S. osteopathic medical schools in diversity.

  • Underrepresented minority student enrollment (18%)
  • Total minority student enrollment (56%)
  • Pipeline and articulation programs support the school’s diversity commitment

RowanSOM is a major source of primary care physicians for the State and South Jersey.

  • 2,332 graduates | 56% provide primary care | 44% practice in New Jersey
  • 11% of these alumni dedicate at least half of their practice hours to medically underserved communities.

RowanSOM is a leader in patient care.
250,000 patient visits per year to The University Doctors, RowanSOM’s faculty practice plan.

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.


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)

  • Celebrating its 25th anniversary
  • Ranked among the best U.S. medical schools for geriatric medical education by U.S. News & World Report
  • Among the top 20 schools for 13 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

  • Celebrating its 25th anniversary
  • 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)
  • …plus 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 and St. Luke’s-Latino Health Center


RowanSOM is committed to providing an affordable, flexible education while generating funding for the School through research and extramural programs.

Full-time RowanSOM Tuition Rates

  • In-State Tuition $36,360
  • Out of State Tuition $58,340

Degree Options

  • Traditional D.O. Degree, 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.


  • $12.5 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 been expanded by 50% over the past few years
  • RowanSOM has among the largest number of faculty as compared to all U.S. osteopathic medical schools, 178 full-time faculty, 40 part-time faculty, and over 484 volunteer faculty

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