Pre-Clinical Education

Jacqueline Giacobbe, MS.Ed, MA

Office of Academic Affairs
One Medical Center Drive, Suite 210
Stratford, NJ 08084-1501

Phone: (856) 566-6980
Fax: (856) 566-6341


Courtney Pitt, Program Assistant

Phone: (856) 566-6733
Fax: (856) 566-6341


In the current RowanSOM curriculum, students are exposed to rigorous studies of the latest knowledge base in research and the basic sciences. The curriculum prepares them for clinical studies, stressing the encouragement of lifelong and self-directed learning as a continuous process.  The first year of the curriculum stresses a primary care orientation with clinical instruction and community experiences designed to prepare students with a scientific foundation.  The foundation is carried forward into the second more clinically oriented year, including an increase in primary care, ambulatory training and community based experiences.

Integrated within courses and clinical experiences are innovative components including coursework in ethics, medical informatics, cultural competency, medical humanities, nutrition, pain management and death and dying,  Osteopathic manipulation is integrated throughout the curriculum.  Traditional lecture formats are augmented by an emphasis on case-based learning, evidence-based medicine, self-study, computer assisted learning and a multitude of new technologies.

The first and second year curriculum are supported in the Office of Academic Affairs by the implementation of online student appraisal of teaching, the development of the student course schedules and the academic calendar, referrals to instructors regarding course related issues, and the support of the work of the Curriculum Committee, its Task Forces and the Pre-Curriculum student forum. The office also facilitates the creation of MSPE/Dean’s letters and consults with students on the creation of the curriculum vitae in preparation for the Match.


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Other times are available by appointment in the Academic Center, Suite 210.


Pre-clinical Education is responsible for:

Year I and II

Schedule/curriculum/evaluation issues or questions / assistance with preparing a Curriculum Vitae.

  • Click here for a Sample Curriculum Vitae
  • Preparation of MSPE Letters
  • Summer Programs - Click below for a list of a wide variety of summer programs for medical students. This is not a comprehensive list of sites where students may complete research since it can be done anywhere.  This is a starting point of possible opportunities. If you will be doing a summer activity that involves patient care, you will need to complete an Request to Participate in a Non-Credit Clinical Experience form before you may begin. Additionally, students may contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 856-566-6066 for further assistance.

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