The nation's best medical schools are known for providing the highest quality medical education, research, patient services and community outreach. At New Jersey Medical School, these priorities are combined with a commitment to constant innovation and progress as we keep our mission, vision and values in mind.
As a result, NJMS is experiencing remarkable growth in these critical mission areas. Such progress is truly a mark of our success as a medical school. Some of our most recent achievements include:
Education — The preclinical curriculum employs many different teaching modalities including lecture and small group activities such as team based learning (TBL) to provide our students with an important fund of knowledge. Early exposure to clinical medicine is gained through a Physicians Core Program that spans the first two years. Medical interviewing, physical examination, ethics and communication skills are some of the topics covered in the Core Program. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing professionalism and humanism traits as well as a commitment to community and cultural diversity throughout the four years of medical school.
Research — Research funding at NJMS has doubled since 1996. During fiscal year 2004, funding reached an unprecedented $103.9 million - a 17 percent increase over the previous year. This funding is coupled with an impressive list of groundbreaking discoveries by a world-class cadre of researchers.
Patient Care — In addition to employing state-of-the-art treatment tools and innovations, clinical care at NJMS is provided in a variety of in- and out-patient settings. These facilities offer patients unparalleled care in convenient and welcoming environments. At the same time, a focus on specialty areas of medicine — including infectious diseases, cardiovascular science, neurological and visual sciences, cancer and trauma — ensures that we are meeting a wide range of patient needs.
Community Outreach — Our longstanding ties to the community are being strengthened by a variety of support programs. In addition to providing vital healthcare information and services to the community through neighborhood outreach programs and health centers, NJMS continues to expand and support initiatives that provide career opportunities and help our neighbors achieve personal success.
All of these endeavors are critical in moving NJMS forward as we distinguish ourselves as one of nation’s leading public medical schools. We’re on the move at NJMS and we want you to join us.
Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP
The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean
P.S. You can see where we’ve been by clicking here for a timeline of the school’s history.