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!

Academic Priorities

Learning Environment

Students will work together to develop and hone their skills in early clinical training.


#1 NIH funded institution in the state of New Jersey for basic science and clinical work.

Clinical Excellence

Through superior medical instruction, our students get placed in well-known and highly competitive specialties.

Commitment to
Diversity & Humanism

NJMS has one of the most diverse student bodies in the US along with an endowed Center for Humanism and Medicine.



Class of 2025 Profile


  • Female

  • Male

  • First Generation
    Medical Student

  • Underrepresented
    in Medicine



Colleges Represented


Languages Spoken


States Represented



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Meet the Office of Admissions Team

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