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Contacts

Website: http://njms.rutgers.edu/
Phone: (973)-972-4631
Email: njmsadmiss@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: Newark, New Jersey

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    • 4 years in length
    • Number of applications for Sept 2017: 4,167
    • Number of interviews: 644
    • Class size: 347

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  • Accelerated Program is available in collaboration with select post-secondary institutions
    • Students can obtain a BSc/MD degree in 7-8 years
  • Joint Degree Programs are also available
    • MD/MBA
    • MD/MPH
    • MD/PhD
    • MD with Thesis

For more information on Joint Degree Programs, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree (science preferred) in a recognized institution
  • Required courses:
    • General Biology with lab (2 semesters)
    • General Chemistry with lab (2 semesters)
    • Organic Chemistry with lab (2 semesters)
    • General Physics with lab (2 semesters)
    • English/Writing Intensive College Level Course (2 semesters)
  • Recommended courses:
    • Biochemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Genetics

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GPA

  • Average GPA (class of 2017): 3.69

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MCAT

  • Average MCAT Score for 2017 (old): 32
  • Average MCAT Score for 2017 (new): 511
  • MCAT scores from any year will be considered

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Supporting Documents

  • Online application through AMCAS, found here
  • Letters of Recommendation (submitted through AMCAS)
    • One letter from the Pre-medical Advisory Committee at the applicant's university; OR,
    • Three individual letters: 2 from science faculty members, and 1 from a non-science faulty
  • Secondary Application
  • Application fee: $90 USD

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Interview

  • Applicants will be invited for an interview until mid-March
  • Interviews are generally one hour in duration
  • Applicants are interviewed by medical school faculty and administrative staff; interviews with medical students are encouraged but optional
  • Notifications of acceptance will be given within 4-6 weeks after the interview

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Timeline

  • May, 2017: AMCAS Application becomes available
  • Last Week in June: NJMS Secondary Application Available
  • July 5: Early Decision Interview
  • Beginning of July: Early Decision Acceptances
  • Beginning mid-August: Regular Decision Interviewing
  • December 1: Deadline to submit AMCAS application
  • December 15: Deadline to submit Secondary Application and Letters of Recommendation
  • Spring 2018: Alternate List Review
  • Note: NJMS notifies Early Decision Program applicants of decision as early as possible instead of waiting until October 1st
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit complete applications and all required material as soon as possible because admission is a on a rolling basis

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • New Jersey Residents (Incoming student): $39,288
  • Out-of-state applicants (Incoming student): $60,662
  • Additional fees apply

For more information on tuition, click here
For information on financial aid, click here

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