Frequently Referenced Student Policies


The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act provided for most schools and units of UMDNJ to be transferred to Rutgers effective July 1, 2013.  As a result, you may see changes to this website and the policies herein. It is important to refer to Rutgers’ policies and procedures following July 1st. To review Rutgers policies, please visit

NJMS policies pertaining to students are listed below. All NJMS students are subject to the policies and procedures that are currently in effect and/or in effect at the time of their graduation. For specific questions regarding NJMS policies and procedures, please consult the NJMS offices of Student Affairs and Registrar. 

Advancement and Promotions Policy

Attendance Policy-Clerkships

Attendance Policy-Pre-clerkship courses

Code of Professional Conduct


Dress Code

Email and Use of Class Listserves

Essential Functions for Admission, Matriculation and Program Completion

Expectation to Travel to Affiliate Sites Policy

Good Standing and Participation in Academic & Extracurricular Activities

Grade Appeals

Grading Policy

Guidelines for Attendance at Conferences

Guide to Professional Conduct

NJMS Tuition and Refund Policy

Request for a Leave of Absence

Request for a Withdrawal from the MD Program

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Scheduled Hours for Pre-clerkship Student Curricular Activities

Standards of Professionalism

Statement on Electronic Devices

Student Duty Hours

The Teacher-Learner Relationship and the Learning Environment

USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK & CS

Additional Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Policies may be found on the following page: