Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine ranked second nationally

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine ranked second nationally


The 2022 guide to the “10 Best DO Schools in the U.S.” as published by the Pre Med Experts website, has ranked Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine second among America’s osteopathic medical schools, trailing only the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

This isn’t the first time that RowanSOM has been ranked highly. Last year, the Student Doctor Network, a non-profit educational website established in 1999 and boasting of 800,000 members, also ranked RowanSOM among the nation’s top 10 osteopathic medical schools. And, in 2019, Kaplan Test Prep, the country’s premier provider of preparation for standardized and entrance exams for higher education and physician licensing tests also placed RowanSOM among it ‘top 10’ osteopathic medical schools. 

“For those who are considering medical school, choosing the right school is crucial to building a successful career as a physician,” said RowanSOM Dean Dr. Thomas A. Cavalieri. “We are proud to know that we offer a premier educational experience balanced with a truly supportive atmosphere that also offers a diverse and welcoming student body along with tremendous opportunities for research and community service.” 

In selecting RowanSOM, the Pre Med Experts website noted the unique degree programs offered by the medical school. At RowanSOM, medical students are able to enroll in dual degree programs, pairing their medical degree with a master’s of Business Administration (DO/MBA), a doctorate (DO/PhD) degree in Biomedical Sciences or a law degree (DO/PhD). 

The website also pointed out that RowanSOM students have the opportunity to become involved in several community-based health outreach programs, complete their pre-clerkship years in an innovative problem-based learning curriculum and to hone their practical skills in the school’s new, state-of-the-art Simulation Center. 

In December, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on College Accreditation (COCA) announced that it had renewed the accreditation of RowanSOM with a ranking of “Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome,” the highest level of accreditation awarded by COCA. This level of accreditation includes the school’s main Stratford campus and extends to RowanSOM’s newly established second campus in Sewell.  

In July of this year, the Sewell campus will enroll its inaugural class of 72 students. When combined with the 216 students who will enroll at the Stratford location, RowanSOM’s entering class will be the largest of any medical school in New Jersey.