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Welcome to Rowan-Virtua SOM Sewell!

The Rowan-Virtua SOM Sewell Campus received the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) in 2021, and welcomed the inaugural Sewell Campus class  in July 2022.

The Rowan-Virtua SOM Sewell Campus exclusively offers the immersive Problem-based Learning (PBL) Track of the Tensegrity Curriculum, where medical students collaborate with colleagues and dedicated expert faculty to learn a holistic approach to healthcare. The PBL track is a student-centered approach to our curriculum where clinical care presentations are the stimulus for acquiring the basic science knowledge needed to understand underlying mechanisms, as well as developing clinical reasoning skills. The PBL tracks on both the Stratford and Sewell campuses are fully integrated, coordinated, and synchronized to facilitate cross-campus collaboration student success.

The PBL Track of the Tensegrity Curriculum includes:

  • Engaging and meaningful small group discussions between an expert faculty member and PBL students.
  • Clinical preceptorships in PBL-1 and PBL-2 to reinforce growing clinical intuition and pattern recognition.
  • Didactic and hands-on, laboratory-based instruction in basic Ultrasonography
  • “Big Sib”/“Little Sib” Program – PBL-1 students are matched with PBL-2 students to provide valuable guidance and encouragement.
  • Medical Scholarship Curriculum: A longitudinal four-year curriculum dedicated to the fundamentals of research in medicine, evidence-based practice, and culture of patient safety and quality improvement.
  • Community-based Learning and Leadership (CSLL) Curriculum: A longitudinal four-year curriculum designed to both explicitly teach the skills of leadership, as well as, practice those skills while in the service of our surrounding community.
  • Focused training in Emotional Intelligence, Ethics, Human Sexuality, End-of-Life Care, Health Systems Science, Professionalism, Population Health, and Part 1 Board Preparation

Features of the Sewell Campus:

The Sewell Campus is located on the second floor of the Rowan Medicine Building and features a state-of-the-art medical education and research space, including an OMM Lab, Auditorium, Anatomage Table, Library, and 18 PBL Classrooms.

The first floor of the Rowan Medicine Building includes clinical practices that provide comprehensive medical services in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral and Mental Health, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Addiction and Recovery Services, Specialty Care, and most notably, the Rowan Integrated Special Needs Center (RISN) that provides care and treatment for persons with physical and cognitive disabilities.

The unique combination of a medical school located in the same building as a clinical center will create a dynamic learning environment that provides students an opportunity to integrate PBL medical education with hands-on clinical experience in our Rowan Medicine clinical practices. Most of these practices have residency program directors and serve as outpatient continuity training sites for several residency programs in our area.


Why Choose Rowan-Virtua SOM?

Quality Curriculum

Distinguished PBL Faculty

State-of-the-Art Simulation Center

Academic Support

Opportunity to Care for the Underserved

Active Student Life

Research Opportunities

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Student-Alumni Programs

Meet Our Medical Students

Scholarships and Grants

Area Attractions

Health and Wellness Resources

Dedicated Admissions Team