Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine Virtual Information Session
In this session, Paula Watkins, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Rowan SOM, will share information about the school and its admissions process.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan SOM) in New Jersey is committed to training clinically skillful, compassionate, and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds to improve health in New Jersey and throughout the nation. The two-year, pass/fail pre-clinical curriculum integrates clinical skills and science knowledge with two curricular track options to cater to diverse learning preferences. Students can further personalize their education through twelve Areas of Distinction that provide additional scholarly work and service opportunities on topics including cultural competency, clinical psychiatry, humanism in medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health, among others.Students can also choose between two campuses: Stratford and Sewell (which will open in June 2022); both offer close proximity to Philadelphia. RowanSOM students consistently score at or above national Board exam averages and the 2021 graduates had a 99% residency placement rate, with 47% matching in New Jersey.
Applicants are evaluated holistically based on research and clinical experience; knowledge of osteopathic medicine; leadership and communication skills and academic background. The 2021 entering class of 216 were selected from just over 7,000 applicants--58% are students of color with 18% from racial/ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.