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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
cooperadmissions@rowan.edu
(856) 361-2850, (856) 361-2828
Diversity contact (Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell Williams)
cmsruodca@rowan.edu
(856) 361-2840
Address
Cooper Medical School of Rowan, Office of Admissions, Camden, NJ 08103-1211 USA

Mission Statement

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is committed to providing humanistic education in the art and science of medicine within a scientific and scholarly community in which excellence in patient care, inclusivity, innovative teaching, research, and service to our community are valued. Our core values include a commitment to: diversity and inclusion, mentorship, professionalism, patient advocacy, wellness, the communities we serve, and scholarship. Cooper Medical School of Rowan University will distinguish itself as an innovator in medical education and biomedical research that will lead to the transformation of healthcare.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
2%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
34.64%
In-state Acceptance Rate
6.67%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
43.22%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
0.5%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
14.81%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
410
MD, MD/PhD, BS/MD
9%
4.50%
51%
37.83%

Sex

Females
54%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
81%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$208,548

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.75
3.70

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.72

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.72
3.65

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
128

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
75
30%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
5%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Screened
$100
2 weeks
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (125 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
July
Held on Fridays. One Interview with two interviewers: one who is on the Admissions Committee and one who is blinded to application materials, in addition to casual encounters with CMSRU students.
30 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 57%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 51%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 67%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 35%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
7%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
Diversity contact (Asia McCleary-Gaddy, Ph.D.)
asia.mcclearygaddy@shu.edu
(973) 275-4329
Address
Hackensack Meridian SOM, Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian, Nutley, NJ 07110-1150 USA

Mission Statement

To develop our students, residents, faculty, and healthcare environment to deliver the highest quality care for all.

● Embrace and model our professional and our university’s Catholic roots of reverence for the human condition, empathy toward suffering, excellence in medical care, and humility in service;

● Continue to serve and learn from the engagement of underrepresented minority populations among students, faculty, staff, and community;

● Integrate lifelong learning and inquiry into their practice;

● Work in communion with scholars and practitioners of other disciplines to integrate their perspectives, experiences, and tools; and

● Understand that context, community, and behavior, drive well-being.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
2.38%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
5.11%
In-state Acceptance Rate
26.6%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
46.4%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
0.94%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
28.69%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
151
MD
7%
5.49%
53.84%
28.57%

Sex

Females
49.45%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
100%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$110,222

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.74

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.81
3.77

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.73
3.67

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
128
127
128
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
127
128
129

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
511
127
127
128
128

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
50
50%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
10%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All verified applicants
$80
12/7/2020
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (34 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
September 2020
Two 1:1 format
30-45 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 68%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 54%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 48%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 28%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 44%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
0%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
njmsadmiss@njms.rutgers.edu
(973) 972-4631, (973) 972-7986
Diversity contact (Ms. Dolores Anthony)
anthondd@njms.rutgers.edu
(973) 972-3762
Address
Rutgers New Jersey Med School, Office of Admissions, 185 South Orange Avenue C-653, Newark, NJ 07107-3001 USA

Mission Statement

The New Jersey Medical School is an academic, biomedical research and healthcare enterprise whose mission is to meet the needs of the local and global community through outstanding education, pioneering research, cutting edge clinical care, and public service.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
3.87%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
27.73%
In-state Acceptance Rate
9.61%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
32.5%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
12.54%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
783
MD, BS/MD, MD/PhD, MD/MBA, MD/MPH
16%
11.79%
32%
40.44%

Sex

Females
49.43%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
74%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$201,226

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.79
3.76

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.82
3.79

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.69
3.67

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
515
129
128
129
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
516
129
128
129
130

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
128
128
128
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
100
35%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
13%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$95
December 15th
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (110 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
July 2020
Early Decision interviews begin July 14, 2020 and will be virtual. Regular Decision interviews will begin late August/Early September 2020 and will also be virtual.
30-45 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 55%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 55%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 76%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 41%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 31%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 48%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
15%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
Diversity contact (Janice Cato Varlack MD)
catovaja@rwjms.rutgers.edu
(732) 235-4690
Address

Mission Statement

Mission: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to transforming health care for New Jersey and the nation through innovation and excellence in education, discovery, patient and family-centered care and addressing the health of our diverse community. Vision: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will become the academic engine driving a new healthcare paradigm in New Jersey; the state’s first and largest academic high-value health care system. The Office of Education guiding purpose: RWJMS is dedicated to excellence in medical education and to developing ethical and culturally competent physicians. Students are encouraged toward a lifelong commitment to learning and professional growth.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
3.2%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
37%
In-state Acceptance Rate
8.4%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
34.7%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
0.9%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
27.8%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
739
MD, MD/PhD, BS/MD, MD/JD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA
13%
7.8%
38.1%
40.6%

Sex

Females
49%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
68%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$184,691

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.75
3.69

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.73

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.65
3.58

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
129
127
129
129

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
129
127
129
130

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
514
128
127
128
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
We typically have a high priority and waitlist group. In most cycles we do offer spots to applicants on the alternate list.
N/A
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
15%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$130
December 15, 2020
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (122 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Early September
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) through AAMC Video MMI and RWJMS Video-Conference MMI.
30 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 43%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 55%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 47%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 32%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 38%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 42%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
11%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.