Dentistry of New Jersey

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The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is one of the nation’s largest healthcare institutions. The university operates campuses in Newark, Piscataway and Stratford, which offer comprehensive academics in medicine, medical research, allied health, dentistry and other fields.

The University of Medicine and Dentistry has more than five distinctive schools. The medical school offers medical degrees in more than 80 areas of specialization. These include:

Anesthesiology Dermatology Neonatology Obstetrics Pediatrics Psychiatry Rheumatology Neurological Surgery Vascular Surgery The University of Medicine and Dentistry also houses a Nursing school, a Dental School, a School of Osteopathic Medicine and a School of Public Health, which awards master’s and doctoral degrees. The School of Public Health also offers bachelor’s degrees in conjunction with such schools as Rutgers University.

The Graduate School of Biological Sciences is another of the university’s distinctive schools. This school offers research-based doctoral programs in fields like Molecular Biology, along with joint programs with the university’s medical school.

Admissions requirements are different for each school and degree program. Application requirements for a medical degree include submission of an admissions application, MCAT scores, letters of recommendation and transcripts. Medical school applicants will also need to interview with a faculty member.

Many students take out loans to help cover tuition costs. Additional types of financial aid include those given by outside agencies and organizations. The university will provide interested students with a list of these organizations.

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) was a state-run health sciences institution of New Jersey, United States.

It was founded as the Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1954, and by the 1980s was both a major school of health sciences, and a major research university. On July 1, 2013 it was dissolved, with most of its schools merging with Rutgers University to form a new Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.

The School of Osteopathic Medicine along with its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, became part of Rowan University and was renamed the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry was incorporated on August 6, 1954. The college enrolled its first class in 1956 at the Jersey City Medical Center. This was the forerunner of the New Jersey Medical School, the New Jersey Dental School, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In 1965, the college was acquired by the state of New Jersey and renamed the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (NJCMD). Meanwhile, The Rutgers Medical School opened in 1966 as a two-year basic science institution offering the master of medical science (M.M.S.) degree.

The College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (CMDNJ) was created by legislature in 1970 with the consolidation of the boards of trustees of Rutgers Medical School (now Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) and New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1981, the CMDNJ was renamed to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

It was the largest school of health sciences of its kind in the United States. It was also the leading research university in New Jersey, edging the other major research universities in the state (including Princeton University and Rutgers University) in federal research grant dollars. It did, however, have various academic partnerships with universities and other institutions in New Jersey.

In July 2010, the UMDNJ Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition up to 21 percent for out-of-state students and up to 18% for in-state students. The changes occurred after medical students had already begun their clinical rotations, signed into housing agreements, and received their financial aid packages. Returning students received an additional bill after the academic year had already started. They had anticipated an increase of up to 4% based on historical data and their acceptance letters.

However, Governor Chris Christie had passed a tuition cap of 4% for public universities on undergraduate tuition in 2010. In the students' eyes, the unprecedented increase in tuition was viewed as a way to make up a sudden financial deficit in UMDNJ's budget, though there was a lack of transparency by the UMDNJ Board of Trustees and President Denise Rodgers at the time.

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