At 11am at a press conference in Trenton, Governor Christie gave his full support to the new recommendations outlined in the final report of the UMDNJ Advisory Committee.
The key changes in the latest report include:
- Revamping a health sciences university based in Newark, to be called New Jersey Health Sciences University.
- University Hospital will remain a state-owned hospital, but with a private manager.
- In South Jersey, Rowan and Rutgers-Camden will be combined into the South Jersey Research University. The School of Osteopathic Medicine will remain tied to the renamed Newark-based New Jersey Health Sciences University.
The Governor did not reveal any new information regarding the Rutgers/RWJ merger.
There are still many questions to be answered and the true impact of these recommendations will be revealed as implementation details are released. What is certain is that now more than ever housestaff need to be engaged to ensure that high quality patient care and training remain the priorities in this process.
As new information surfaces, we will be sure to get it to you as quickly as possible. Be sure to check the CIR website for the latest updates.
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