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A Message from Dean Reboli

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.

CMSRU continues to achieve significant milestones. In 2019, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) has earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report “Short List” of the “10 Med Schools With the Lowest Acceptance Rates.” CMSRU was ranked No. 10 on the list, behind esteemed programs such as University of California-Los Angeles, Mayo Clinic, Stanford, Georgetown and Brown. We also received the 2019 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the accrediting body for U.S. medical schools. The Spencer Foreman award, presented annually to one AAMC-member medical school or teaching hospital, recognizes exceptional programs that go well beyond the traditional role of academic medicine and reach communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system. CMSRU was honored for the many ways it partners with the Camden community, to both improve residents’ well-being and educate future physicians.

Today, nearly 350 physicians are alumni of CMSRU’s outstanding program. They can be found caring for patients and teaching medicine at hospitals, clinics, and offices throughout the region and across the country. With more than 400 students currently enrolled, CMSRU will continue in its mission to help repopulate the physician workforce and improve the health of our community for generations to come.  

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
Dean