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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is committed to providing humanistic education in the art and science of medicine within a scientific and scholarly community in which excellence in patient care, inclusivity, innovative teaching, scholarly activity and service to our community are valued.

Core Values

At Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), our core values include a commitment to: diversity, equity and inclusion, mentorship, professionalism, patient advocacy, wellness, the communities we serve and scholarship.


Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) will distinguish itself as an innovator in medical education and biomedical research that will lead to the transformation of healthcare.

Our Motto

"Camden is our classroom. Camden is our home."

Service learning – the combination of teaching and learning with substantive community service – is a hallmark of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) curriculum and the heart of our pledge to give back to the community. 

CMSRU is located in Camden, New Jersey, a city where basic needs such as housing, food, healthcare and education go unmet for many residents. CMSRU is helping close this gap by educating new physicians who will practice regionally, as well as through the creation of new programs where students and faculty can provide care, resources and services to the community. Already noted as a “hot spot” for progressive approaches to addressing community health, Camden provides an ideal setting for exposing students to diverse cultures and socioeconomic groups with a range of social, emotional and medical needs.