Governor Announces New Four Year Medical School in Camden - Rowan/Cooper Partnership
On Thursday, June 25, Governor Corzine signed an executive order that calls upon Rowan to develop a four-year medical school in partnership with Cooper University Hospital in Camden. For the past 30 years the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey has been the only institution in the state to offer medical degrees but the Governor's decision paves the way for a Rowan University medical school, based in Camden, to be created in an expedited fashion. Our charge is to have our first class of students begin as early as 2013.
We are proud to have earned Governor Corzine's and Cooper's confidence, and we very much look forward to helping build on the hospital's already excellent reputation as one of the best in the nation.
Cooper and Rowan will not be the only beneficiaries of this partnership. Together we will help address the critical need for physicians locally and nationally, and more importantly, we will be able to raise the level of health care and education throughout the region. This is a wonderful development for Rowan, Cooper and all of South Jersey.
Donald J. Farish, Ph.D.
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