Applying For Electives

The majority of electives offered at Jersey Shore require registration through Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). These electives are found in the RWJMS Elective Book on the RWJMS Web site. These electives are only open to UMDNJ-RWJMS students, UMDNJ-SOM students, and other allopathic students from LCME accredited medical schools. Contact the office of the UMDNJ-RWJMS Registrar, Mr. Dan Ostin at

All students (with the exception of RWJMS students), must submit a letter of good standing and support from their dean, and a copy of their immunization record. A criminal background check is also required to do a rotation at Meridian Health.


For All Other Medical Students

Osteopathic students and students from Ross University, St. George University, and Guadalajara University may register for unique electives (not listed in the RWJMS elective book), which are available on a limited basis. Medical students wishing to take these electives must do so by contacting individual departments. Electives located at Jersey Shore which are listed in the RWJMS Elective Book become open to all osteopathic and the 3 off-shore schools, one month prior to the commencement of each elective.

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