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Residency at RowanSOM

The RowanSOM Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI) of NJ offers residency programs and internships in both suburban and urban environments, setting you on a course for a successful medical journey! The alliance between RowanSOM and our partner health systems was established more than 30 years ago. The programs, hosted at seven community hospitals with campuses throughout Southern New Jersey, provide osteopathic residents with real-world, hands-on experiences in patient care.

RowanSOM Residency Program Partners

Jefferson Lourdes

RowanSOM partners with Jefferson Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center to offer Residency Programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry and Urology, as well as an OMM/NMM combined Fellowship/Residency program, and a Traditional Rotating Internship.

Jefferson Health New Jersey complements SOM and its osteopathic approach to healthcare. The system is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care for the patients it serves throughout its 13 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities. Jefferson’s academic health center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., is recognized by US News & World Report as #16 on the 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.

The Lourdes Health System is one of the region’s leading healthcare providers, recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care and service to the community. The system has two general acute care hospitals and a growing network of ambulatory care facilities and physician practices located throughout southern New Jersey. Lourdes provides a full range of medical, surgical, obstetrical, behavioral health, rehabilitation and long-term acute care services. The Lourdes Cardiovascular Institute is recognized nationally for excellence in heart care.

Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine

Internal Medicine


Orthopedic Surgery





Additional RowanSOM OPTI Programs

In addition to the collaborative programs at Jefferson Health and Our Lady of Lourdes, RowanSOM provides oversight of the RowanSOM OPTI of NJ programs at additional sites throughout New Jersey, including Atlantic Health System, CarePoint Hospitals, Cooper University Hospital and Inspira Health Network.

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