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With 45 years of distinction and commitment to excellent medical education and research, the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine, New Jersey's only osteopathic medical school, is ranked among the best DO schools in the nation. With two campuses—Stratford and Sewell—SOM is focused on meeting critical needs in primary care with a focus on the whole patient, a key principle of osteopathic practice.

Our medical students thrive in a supportive community, practicing a hands-on approach to medical care through service opportunities, state-of-the-art research facilities, and active faculty who closely mentor and encourage students. We offer two different approaches to our challenging and comprehensive curriculum and boast a 99% match rate for residency placement. Apply today and become an agent of change in healthcare.

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Virtua Health partnership sets us apart

smiling female SOM student sits at a desk with a white board behind herOur partnership with Virtua Health, one of New Jersey's leading health systems and the largest in South Jersey, creates a dynamic learning environment that empowers students, health care providers and researchers to improve health and wellness for all. Students at Rowan-Virtua SOM receive priority access to clerkships, residencies and fellowship opportunties throughout the extensive Virtua Health system, while continuing to provide connections at additional health systems in the region.

Commitment to research

researcher works with materials under a clear hoodRowan University is an R2 Carnegie Classified research institution, offering our osteopathic medical students and those seeking a career in biomedical sciences a wide array of research opportunities. In fiscal year 2023, Rowan-Virtua SOM received $27.7 million in extramural research funding, accounting for 39.8% of the total funding for the entire university. SOM research faculty includes nationally acclaimed researchers who make critical contributions to a broad swath of research areas and clinical services, including scientific and medical advances that benefit children, older adults and special needs populations.

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