Program Director's Welcome
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to explore the offerings of Cooper University Hospital (CUH) and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s (CMSRU) Family Medicine Residency at CAMcare Health. CUH is a pillar of the Camden community, offering quality care to all of South Jersey, including the underserved communities surrounding the hospital. Our program’s continuity outpatient site is at CAMcare’s Gateway building, a Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving the community for decades. Through this amazing partnership, our program offers residents a unique experience. Residents care for anyone in Camden no matter their insurance status and learn to truly engage the community by partnering with the wonderful staff at CAMcare. Residents will also have access to CUH’s resources, which offers them scholarship and research opportunities as well as the ability to work with and learn from every specialty. Lastly, residents will benefit from the amazing educational resources that come from partnering with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Family Medicine has a large scope of practice and our residents get to experience all that this specialty has to offer, while also having the opportunity to specialize their experience by choosing an educational Track.
Our program is 3 years long with 10 residents in each class. Our residents have the opportunity to work and learn alongside residents from many other specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics, OBGYN, emergency medicine, and others. We offer the full range of educational experiences from inpatient medicine to ambulatory, L&D to pediatrics, and urgent care to community outreach. We work to bring commonly marginalized populations to the foreground ensuring that our graduates can give high-quality, inclusive patient-centered care to everyone in the community.
Residency education can be challenging, requiring dedication and a desire to learn. Our program is dedicated to creating a learning environment that both inspires lifelong learners, and prepares our graduates for fulfilling careers. In order to accomplish this, we are dedicated to the wellness, diversity, equity, and inclusion of our learners. Our residents are empowered to have a voice in the shaping of their program and are encouraged to make a positive impact on our community.
We have put our collective passion for the education of future Family Medicine Physicians into the creation of this program and look forward to sharing that vision with our applicants.