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Emergency Medicine

RowanSOM, in conjunction with Jefferson Health, offers a dynamic Emergency Medicine residency program. For more than 20 years, the program has successfully trained physicians to become outstanding clinicians, academicians and emergency department directors. Physicians who complete this program will be able to provide and plan Emergency Health Services. They will also be qualified and eligible for certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).


Jefferson Health has three hospital campuses in Southern New Jersey: Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township. These three hospitals see more than 150,000 emergency department visits annually, and offer residents a wide scope and variety of patient encounters. Jefferson Health is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Jefferson’s Washington Township campus features a 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Department, OBGYN and NICU.

In addition to the three Jefferson health training locations, residents receive training at the following sites: Virtua Voorhees - Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Cooper Hospital - Trauma (Level 1 Trauma Center); St. Christopher's Hospital for Children - Pediatric ICU; Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center - Obstetrics.

Sample schedules:


  • Emergency Medicine - 5.5 blocks
  • Medicine - 3 blocks
  • Anesthesia - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics - 2 weeks
  • Radiology - 2 weeks
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 block
  • Intensive Care Unit - 1 block
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology - 1 block


  • Emergency Medicine - 7 blocks
  • Trauma - 2 blocks
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - 1 block
  • Intensive Care Unit - 1 block
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 2 blocks


  • Emergency Medicine - 7 blocks
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 block
  • Neuro/Stroke - 1 block
  • Intensive Care Unit - 1 block
  • EMS - 1 block
  • Admin/Legal - 2 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine Fast Track - 2 weeks
  • Pain Management - 2 weeks
  • Radiology - 2 weeks

Conferences and Didactics

We offer countless opportunities to increase knowledge and improve skills throughout your residency. Residents play an active role in presentations and are encouraged to attend SOM conferences and didactics, as well as additional opportunities that suit individual medical interests. A variety of topics are covered throughout the year at multiple programs: Evidence-based Guest Professor Rounds; Resident Case Presentations; Pediatric EM Case Conference; Ultrasound Training; and Community Service opportunities, to name a few.

RowanSOM OPTI of New Jersey

In addition to our residency partnerships, the school also oversees the RowanSOM OPTI of NJ. This alliance brings together world-class health systems across New Jersey to offer more than 40 residency, fellowship and internship programs at additional sites, making it the number one consortium for outstanding osteopathic graduate medical education programs in the state.