With national rankings and a history of educational leadership, Cooper and Rowan were well prepared to develop the first new medical school in New Jersey in 30 years. Students in the four-year allopathic program are being educated in a new facility in Camden and will graduate to serve the greater South Jersey community and beyond.
- We will rethink health care delivery from the ground up.
- We will build the backbone for a growing industry sector in medicine, biomedicine and technology.
- We will increase educational opportunities in the region and boost economic development.
- Most importantly, we will create a medical school that will be revered for its innovations as well as the talent of its graduates and the impact they will have on our region.
The History Behind Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Benefits of a New Medical School
Addressing physician shortages:
New Jersey ranks 33rd in medical school graduates per capita in a nation that already has a shortage of doctors.
Making a difference in health care delivery:
More than 30,000 South Jersey residents cross the river annually to Pennsylvania to get specialty care at academic medical centers.
Impacting the state’s economy:
Medical schools create at least $3 in economic activity for every $1 spent. South Jersey loses $2 billion in economic activity to Philadelphia medical centers each year. Cooper Medical School will begin to reverse the trend of medical dollars going across the bridge to Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Learn More about Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and How to Apply
Visit www.rowan.edu/coopermed for the latest construction updates, Dean Katz's blog and information about applying through AMCAS.