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Meet our Students

photo of Rowan-Virtua SOM student Wilson NyahWho better to offer a birds-eye view of Rowan-Virtua SOM than our own students? If you're looking for advice about student life, curriculum, community engagement opportunities - pretty much everything - check out their profiles!

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Why Choose Rowan-Virtua SOM?

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    Our students benefit from a successful 99% match rate for GME placement.

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    We are New Jersey’s only osteopathic medical school, welcoming our largest classes in '22 and '23. Our challenging curriculum is matched by the accessibility of faculty and support services.

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    SOM's partnership with Virtua Health assures priority access to clerkships, residencies and fellowship opportunities with one of New Jersey’s leading health systems.

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    Rowan is a Carnegie R2 institution and the fourth-fastest growing public research university, offering our medical students hands-on research opportunities with nationally recognized research faculty.

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    Our commitment to a holistic medical education and close relationship with our neighbors provides clinical service opportunities beginning in Year One.

Our Commitment to Diversity

a Rowan-Virtua doctor mentors two students in the HCOP programThe Admissions Department collaborates with multiple student organizations on campus, as well as the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to discover innovative ways to engage prospective students and attract future osteopathic physicians from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Pathway Programs at Rowan-Virtua SOM partner with undergraduate and graduate school programs to expose students to osteopathic medicine and increase the diversity in the physician workforce, preparing the next generation to care for an increasingly diverse patient population.

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Outcomes That Matter

Our students thrive with a strong support system that prepares them for the challenges of being a physician. The average COMLEX scores of Rowan-Virtua SOM students are consistently at or above the national average and our Match rate is a high performer. Become one of us!

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COMLEX Pass Rates

Our most recent COMLEX pass rates continue our trend to perform at or above the national average:

  • 95% - COMLEX 1
  • 97% - COMLEX 2
  • 99% - COMLEX 3

99% Match Rate

We boast a 99% GME placement rate for 2022. Our top three specialties:

  • Internal Medicine - 26%
  • Family Medicine - 16%
  • Emergency Medicine - 12%