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Clinical Training Environment

Previously an academic unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School merged with Rutgers, on July 1, 2013.

Recognizing the importance of cultural, socioeconomic and case-mix diversity, residents in training have the opportunity to learn and care for a wide variety of populations that characterize Central New Jersey.  A 600-bed tertiary level university hospital and a 300-bed true community hospital, along with exposure to an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Federally Qualified Health Care Center and a wide-array of integrated research opportunities at Rutgers, the training ground for our residents remains robust.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) form the core teaching hospitals for our residency training program in internal medicine.


Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school's principal affiliate, they are recognized as New Jersey's premier academic medical center. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, and hosts centers and institutes including The Cardiovascular Institute, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs.


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital  (RWJBarnabasHealth)

rwjuh RWJUH is a 600-bed hospital which provides primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care to central New Jersey and the surrounding areas. The hospital is staffed by full-time faculty in every department, along with a large group of private faculty.

The Internal Medicine Department at RWJUH has approximately 140 full-time faculty and 500 private physicians with clinical teaching interests. An active transfer service brings severely ill and complex patients to RWJUH, allowing for superb training of residents with a large volume of tertiary patients.

Of note, RWJUH recently earned a perfect rating of "100" on its most recent evaluation by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO). Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for both heart and heart surgery and respiratory disorders, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 ranking of “America 's Best Hospitals.” The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer has rated Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is also a recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence for more than 10 consecutive years.

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University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP)


UMCPP is an excellent 300-bed community hospital, with full-time faculty and private physicians in the Department of Medicine. UMCPP has the advantages of a true community hospital, allowing our medical residents to train in the mainstream primary care setting. The 16 full-time faculty and 145 private faculty are drawn by the ideal setting, the presence of the high quality residents and the superb patient pathology that has consistently characterized UMCPP. Click Here to read the full article.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ)


The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), established in 1990, is New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute - designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. CINJ delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children and conducts cutting edge cancer research.

Our housestaff work closely with CINJ fellows and faculty during their rotation on the hematologic malignancy service and frequently participate in electives at the outpatient specialty cancer clinics at CINJ. Many residents collaborate with faculty on clinical and basic science research projects.

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Founded in 1680 as a colonial settlement. The county seat of government, this city is home to approximately 50,000 residents. With over 28,000 undergraduate students and 7,300 graduate students on its New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses, Rutgers University is a significant presence in the area. New Brunswick is also home to the Johnson & Johnson world wide headquarters and other corporations.


In addition to Rutgers'-sponsored events, there are a variety of opportunities available within the city and surrounding areas.

  • On the banks of the Raritan River in Central New Jersey
  • One hour from New York City by car or train
  • Ninety minutes from Philadelphia by car or train
  • Less than one hour from the beaches of the Jersey Shore

Other Points of Interest

The city offers a wide variety of dining options ranging from casual restaurants and taverns to fine dining at critically acclaimed restaurants.

The city offers several playhouses and theaters with active performance schedules. Tickets are frequently available at very affordable prices.

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Princeton is a town of approximately 20,000 residents. Princeton University 's 4,600 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students


Incorporated in 1759. Approximately 16 miles south of New Brunswick.

Points of Interest

  • Many university and non-university related intellectual, cultural, social, and athletic activities (including Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Tiger Athletics, Triumph Brewing Company, and the Historical Society of Princeton)
  • A broad range of restaurants and shopping
  • Site of the Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) and other historical locations

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