About Cooper Medical School

Officially launched in 2012, CMSRU was the first new medical school in New Jersey in 35 years. Being a new school afforded us with the unique opportunities to create a culture centered on teamwork, professionalism and empathy. We’ve had the advantage of being able to develop a curriculum that offers dynamic teaching methods that support learning, including a focus on active learning, simulation and early and frequent exposure to patient care. Today, more than 525 physicians are alumni of CMSRU’s outstanding program. They can be found caring for patients and teaching medicine at hospitals, clinics, and offices throughout the region and across the country. With more than 400 students currently enrolled, CMSRU will continue in its mission to help repopulate the physician workforce and improve the health of our community for generations to come.

Our Work at JHSC

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Education Center (Sim Center), co-operated by Cooper University Health Care (CUHC) and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), boasts over 15 years of simulation education. Located in the Joint Health Sciences Center (JHSC) in the heart of the “Meds and Eds” corridor in Camden, NJ, the Sim Center occupies over 12,000 square feet on the second and third floors of the annex building. The Sim Center space consists of state-of-the-art simulated rooms, housing 12 objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)/patient examination rooms, 5 high-fidelity rooms (a surgical suite, a birthing suite, pediatric room, and 2 inpatient hospital care rooms), multiple classrooms and the offices for the Sim Center team. 

Our goal is to provide our students with a psychologically and physically safe learning space where a humanistic approach to education in the art and science of medicine can be provided. All simulation programs are focused on helping students learn to provide excellent patient care with a focus on patient safety, teamwork, and interprofessional collaboration. The Sim Center team works to create inclusive programs and to celebrate the diverse population of students, faculty, and standardized patients.

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