Educate. Innovate. Lead. Serve.
These four principles are the foundation of the Doctor of Medicine program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). Reflected in CMSRU’s mission and vision, they provide a roadmap for our students, our deans, our faculty and our staff. We believe that by weaving these four values into every aspect of our school, we are ensuring that our graduates will be the physician leaders of tomorrow – the men and women who you will want to provide medical care to you and to your loved ones.
Officially launched in 2012, CMSRU was the first new medical school in New Jersey in 35 years. Being a new school afforded us with the unique opportunities to create a culture centered on teamwork, professionalism and empathy. We’ve had the advantage of being able to develop a curriculum that offers dynamic teaching methods that support learning, including a focus on active learning, simulation and early and frequent exposure to patient care.
In 2016, CMSRU celebrated a number of milestones. We participated in our first ever Match Day, where we learned that 100 percent of our charter class were offered residency positions at some of the top programs across the country. We bid farewell to those pioneering students during our Inaugural Commencement event in May. Deans, faculty, staff and dignitaries from across New Jersey joined with the graduates and their loved ones to mark this historical event in Camden. And in June, we received Full Accreditation for the maximum period of five years by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for U.S. medical schools.
Please explore the pages of our website and learn about who we are, what we do, and what makes CMSRU different. And if you are a potential student, we hope you will find that our mission resonates with you and that you will discover your new home with us in Camden.
With warmest regards,
Annette C. Reboli, MD