About the Rutgers-Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine Integration

The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act provides for most schools and units of Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine to be transferred to Rutgers. As a result of this integration, you will see changes to this website. 

Note: You must be accepted for admission to Rutgers University-Camden Campus before requesting an application to this program from the Pre-Med Advisor.

Students will complete a three year curriculum at Rutgers University-Camden and the traditional four year curriculum at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.

The Program is open to qualified high school graduates applying as first year students. There are no restrictions on State of residency, but admission is limited to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. All applicants to the Joint Program must provide proof of high school graduation. The high school grade point average, if applicable, rank-in class, along with letters of recommendation (2) from teachers/professors will be of primary importance in evaluating an applicant’s credentials.  Applicants are also required to submit scores of the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT – Minimum Score Required – 1920)  or the American College Testing Program (ACT – Minimum Score Required – 29).

After preliminary evaluation of applications by a Joint Admissions Committee from Rutgers and Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, applicants will be invited for interviews at Rutgers University/Camden and Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Applicants not invited for an interview or not selected for admission to the Joint Program shall be notified of the decision as soon as possible.  Preference will be given to students who complete their college admissions application by the priority deadline of December 1st. 

Visit www.admissions.rutgers.edu for information and an electronic admissions application.

Program Requirements

Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5  (B) in all course work and a minimum grade of B in each of the science  courses required for admission to Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

•  Students are strongly encouraged to construct a well-rounded undergraduate degree plan that incorporates coursework in the humanities, liberal  arts and social/behavorial sciences, as well as the premedical sciences.  

•  Completion of all general curriculum requirements at Rutgers University-Camden with a minimum of 90 credits completed.

•  All prerequisite courses required for admission to Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

•  Completion of requirements of the designated Rutgers University-Camden major, unless the major department agrees to provide credit for certain  medical courses completed during the first year of medical school at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

•  No final grade of “D”, “F”, or “T” in any prerequisite course required for  admission to Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine

•  A median score of 9 (nine) or better on the Medical College Admissions  test; Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and Rutgers University-Camden reserve the right to  consider students with MCAT scores below the minimum on an individual  basis.

•  Recommendation by Rutgers University-Camden premed Advisor based on  majority approval of the Rutgers University-Camden Admissions Committee.             

•  Satisfactory interviews with the Program Admissions Committees at Rutgers University-Camden and Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prerequisite Courses (Taken at Rutgers)  
Biology (with laboratories)   08 credits
Organic Chemistry (with laboratories)  08 credits
Inorganic Chemistry (with laboratories)  08 credits
Biochemistry (effective Spring 2015) 04 credits
Physics (with laboratories) 08 credits
English (includes English composition)  06 credits
Mathematics    06 credits
(3 hours may be satisfied by computer science or statistics)  
Behavioral Science  06 credits
(Psychology, Sociology, or Cultural Anthropology)  

NOTE: AP Credits from High School do not satisfy the above requirements. All required science courses must be taken on the Camden Campus.

For academic majors at Rutgers University-Camden consult the college undergraduate catalog or check online.

Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine • Fourth Year Courses (taken at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine)

  • Biochemistry (will change in Spring 2015)
  • Community Medicine I
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Genetics
  • Gross and Development Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Concepts and Historical Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Osteopathic Principles and Practices