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.
The preclerkship curriculum at NJMS 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.
After completing the Transition to Clinical Settings (TCS), students participate in a week long orientation, Transition 2 (T2) which prepares them for the clinical clerkships that follow immediately after. The core clerkships consist of Medicine/Selective, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry/Neurology. The third year curriculum also offers two elective opportunities for students to explore their interest further.
The third year curriculum offer a broad base of exposure to core disciplines of medicine where students further enhance their clinical skills.
During the fourth year students are required to complete an acting internship one of the following disciplines; surgery, medicine, pediatrics, family medicine & obstetrics/gynecology. The 4th year curriculum also consists of 3 core clerkships in Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Preventive Medicine & Public Health. Through these clerkships and a variety of elective students start to effectively take on the preparation for post graduate residency training.
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