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Residency Program

Family Medicine at RowanSOM offers integrated learning and patient care in a variety of settings throughout Southern New Jersey. Our residents are exposed to a diverse rotation of specialty areas and have the freedom to attend additional conferences and presentations to suit their medical interests.

Rotations and Hospital Affiliations

The Department of Family Medicine partners with the hospitals at Jefferson Health New Jersey and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes, as well as the continuity clinics run by the systems' physicians. Through the five partner hospitals, outpatient facilities, and work with the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, residents have the unique opportunity to treat a combination of rural, suburban and urban populations that are diverse in age, cultures and economic standing.

Because of the scope of resources at RowanSOM, we are often able to tailor residency to an individual’s preference. Elective rotations include, but are not limited to:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Nephrology
  • PM&R
  • Urgent Care
  • Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Hepatology
  • Podiatry

Below are sample rotation schedules. Unless noted, all rotations are one month in length.


  • Inpatient Obstetrics
  • Inpatient Medicine - 12 weeks
  • Inpatient Cardiology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Newborn Pediatrics
  • Inpatient Neurology - 2 weeks
  • Inpatient Urology
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics - 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory OBGYN - 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology - 2 weeks


  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Inpatient Cardiology
  • Inpatient Surgery
  • Inpatient Obstetrics
  • Inpatient Pediatrics 
  • Inpatient Pulmonary
  • Progressive Care Unit - 6 weeks
  • VA Ambulatory Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Outpatient Geriatrics - 2 weeks
  • Palliative Care - 2 weeks
  • Outpatient Ophtho - 2 weeks
  • Research - 2 weeks
  • Elective - 8 weeks


  • Inpatient Geriatrics
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Pediatrics Emergency Room
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine
  • VA Ambulatory Medicine
  • Outpatient Pediatrics - 6 weeks
  • Outpatient OBGYN - 2 weeks
  • Dermatology - 2 weeks
  • Health Systems Management - 2 weeks
  • Ear, Nose and Throat - 2 weeks
  • Endocrinology - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics - 2 weeks
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - 2 weeks
  • Elective - 8 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:
  • Friday Didactics - weekly
  • Topical presentations and hands-on procedure clinics - throughout the year
  • Optional opportunities include hospital-hosted conferences - weekly

Topics offered throughout the year include, but are not limited to: osteopathic manipulative medicine, pediatrics, women's health, geriatrics, psychiatry, evidence-based medicine and practice management.

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.