U.S. News and World Report released a list of “10 Med Schools with the Lowest Acceptance Rates,” which included Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden, NJ.
CMSRU is a mission-driven school with a focus on developing highly-skilled physician leaders who value patient-centered, team approaches in health care. Students are provided small-group and self-directed learning with early immersion into patient care starting from their first month.
“Our mission and vision resonates with so many prospective students these days because they want to be educated in a humanistic environment that values inclusivity, professionalism, service, innovative teaching, research, and service to the community,” says CMSRU Dean Annette C. Reboli.
CMSRU admitted 3% of applicants to its M.D. program last year. The average acceptance rate among the top 10 was 2.4%. CMSRU ranked among nine well-respected medical programs, including University of California-Los Angeles, Mayo Clinic, Stanford, Georgetown, and Brown.
CMSRU gained full accreditation in 2016 after opening four years prior. The accreditation ensures that the institution is up to medical education standards. This ranking is a testament to our region’s substantial growth in the life sciences and health care industries.