Umdnj Robert Wood Johnson Family Medicine Residency Personal Statement

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is one of two graduate medical schools of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, part of Rutgers University. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school’s principal affiliate, they comprise New Jersey’s premier academic medical center. The school is named after Robert Wood Johnson II, the former president and chairman of the board of Johnson & Johnson.[1]

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School operates campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick in New Jersey. The medical school includes 19 basic science and clinical departments and a broad range of clinical programs conducted at its 34 hospital affiliates and numerous ambulatory care sites in the region. Prior to July 2013, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

In 2015-16 admissions cycle, the medical school has introduced the CASPer test, developed by McMaster University Medical School in Canada, as an admissions tool.[2][3]


The medical school has more than 2,450 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty and 2,530 staff members. Approximately 560 medical students are enrolled at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well as 120 PhD students. The Class of 2017 has 134 students with 54% women and 53% native New Jersey residents. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School ranks among the top 10 percent nationally of medical schools in minority student enrollment. 42 are alumni of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and 16 percent attended Ivy League colleges. Eighty percent had a single or double major in the biological or physical sciences, and four students were pre-accepted as members of the MD/PhD program.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School sponsors 49 programs in graduate medical education, 41 of which are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), five accredited by Specialty Boards or Societies and two without the option of accreditation. These include: anesthesia, family medicine, medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology and surgery. There are 447 residents and fellows in programs accredited by the ACGME or the ABMS. There are four additional fellowships for which ACGME or ABMS accreditation is not available. Continuing medical education programs are conducted on a global basis.

Patient Care[edit]

The medical school's faculty physicians provide clinical care as part of Rutgers Health and Rutgers Health Group. The school has more than 500 physician members and 200 clinical programs. Faculty physicians provide clinical care at numerous hospitals and ambulatory care sites throughout the state. In September 2017, The Joint Commission granted the school's clinical services Accredited Status for Ambulatory Health Care, recognizing its compliance with national standards and commitment to providing safe and efficient patient care.

The Eric B. Chandler Health Center, a federally qualified health center owned by the medical school, provides more than 60,000 patient encounters. It is the only family health center of its kind in New Jersey that is supported by a medical school and operated jointly with a community board. It strives to eliminate barriers to obtaining quality, family-oriented primary and dental health for its diverse population.


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School received $89 million in research grant awards in FY 2012. Of this amount, $50 million was from the National Institutes of Health. There is substantial strength within cancer, child health, neuroscience, and cell biology research programs.

Centers and Institutes[edit]

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has approximately 85 affiliated centers and institutes. The major centers and institutes include:

  • Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey
  • Child Health Institute of New Jersey
  • Clinical Research Center
  • Women's Health Institute


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association. The medical school is a full member of AAMC.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

All education programs of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have been approved by the academic, governmental and professional agencies with responsibilities in specific areas of specialization.

The primary and affiliated teaching hospitals of the medical school are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°29′41″N74°27′02″W / 40.49461°N 74.45065°W / 40.49461; -74.45065

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Tower in Piscataway, NJ
  1. ^Medical school admission requirements. Association of American Medical Colleges.  
  2. ^"CASPer Prep Guide By BeMo". CASPer Test Prep. BeMo Academic Consulting Inc. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^"CASPer Test". Astroff. Astroff Consultants. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 


Thanks for your interest in our program!  We are pleased to introduce you to our Family Medicine Residency Training Program.

The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 's Family Medicine Residency Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is New Jersey 's only urban, University hospital-based Family Medicine program.  Our program started in 1980 and we have trained over 200 family medicine doctors who practice in New Jersey and nationwide.

We are located in New Brunswick, NJ, the home of Rutgers University and a vibrant university town.  New Brunswick is nicknamed “the healthcare city” as it is the home to two major hospitals and several internationally known pharmaceutical giants.   Located in central New Jersey with excellent public and personal transportation connectivity, the “Hub City” is an easy 30-60 minute ride to major airports as well as New York City, Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore and multiple recreation areas.

Our program is a 5-5-5 academic focused, fellowship linked, community-oriented Family Medicine Residency.  We train future leaders in clinical care, community outreach, education and primary care practice-based research.

Our Program Offers You:

ACADEMICS:  University Based:  Cutting edge training in Family Medicine with access to all the major subspecialties through Rutgers RWJ Medical School faculty, fellows, residents and students.

HOSPITAL:  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital:  Ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country by US News & World Reports and the Leapfrog group.

OUTPATIENT TRAINING:  Family Medicine at Monument Square:  Training for the 21st century medical practice, in a state of the art Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

COMMUNITY:  New Brunswick and its surrounding suburbs offer a truly diverse patient population:  underserved, well-insured, culturally and ethnically diverse, great diversity in education/health literacy, all ages.

RESEARCH:  Opportunities to work and learn with the Department’s nationally recognized program in primary care and health services research.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Barbara Jo McGarry MD, Program Director

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