Recommendations Include Merging Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey into Rutgers University

Trenton, NJ – Today, Governor Chris Christie accepted and supported the interim recommendations of the University of Medicine and Dentistry Advisory Committee as a guide to improving New Jersey’s system of medical education now and into the future. The interim recommendations, which build on those of the Higher Education Task Force chaired by former Governor Tom Kean, will move medical education in New Jersey forward through long-discussed governance changes to better position the system for the future and provide certainty about the future of the system. Most notable among the recommendations is support for the merger of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), the School of Public Health (SPH), and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) with Rutgers University. The Committee’s interim recommendations provide ambitious goals and recommendations to New Jersey’s system of medical education, and include an initial assessment of The University Hospital (UH), UMDNJ’s Newark-based educational assets and the delivery of medical education in Southern New Jersey. Read More