We at NJMS pride ourselves on cultivating a close-knit and supportive environment where students have access to outstanding clinical and research opportunities, community outreach initiatives, patient centered learning, and student centered support.

The mission of our admissions committee is to select a diverse class of talented students who vigorously contribute to and care for the school community and society as a whole. In evaluating candidates we give balanced consideration to a range of attributes such as academic excellence, lived experiences, resilience, personal growth and maturity. We consider various other dimensions of an applicant such as socioeconomic status, languages spoken, gender, race and ethnicity. Qualities of integrity, humanism, and passion are considered as these factors may influence an applicant's potential to succeed in medical school and are critical to their growth as physician-leaders. We are committed to fostering diversity in medicine and actively recruit a class that resembles the diversity of the patient population.

Thank you for your interest in Rutgers New Jersey Medical School! 

Meet the Office of Admissions Team

  • George F. Heinrich, M.D., Assoc. Dean for Admissions
  • Mercedes Rivero, M.S., Asst. Dean for Admissions
  • Lisa Houston, Admissions Coordinator
  • Mallory Scott, M.B.A., Admissions Operations Coordinator
  • Natacha Simon, Administrative Analyst

Collaborative Learning Environment

Utilizing a patient-centered, organ systems approach to learning and early integration of clinical skills training


#1 NIH funded institution in the state for basic science and clinical work

Clinical Excellence

Through superior medical instruction, NJMS’ match rate (98%) exceeds the national average placing our students in prestigious and highly competitive specialties nearly every year

Commitment to Diversity & Humanism

NJMS has one of the most diverse student bodies in the US. Also one of only a few schools with an endowed Center for Humanism and Medicine, which embodies dignity and respect for all