About Academic Medicine
What makes an “academic medical practice” different from other doctor’s offices?
Quite simply, doctors practicing academic medicine have three roles:
- Clinicians who treat and care for patients
As members of the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, our doctors instruct students who are training to become the doctors of tomorrow. As researchers, they are tackling complex questions related to the causes, prevention and treatment of a host of health issues, including heart disease, cystic fibrosis, autism, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and more. And, as clinicians, they are able to translate the latest research into advanced clinical care to provide integrated, comprehensive services in more than 200 specialties and subspecialties.
In short, what academic medicine means for you is the reassurance that you will have access to some of the most experienced, skilled and recognized physicians in the region.
Academic medicine draws some of the brightest minds. Doctors are attracted to the opportunity to practice leading-edge medicine and participate in research and medical discoveries. We’re known for creating new therapies and developing landmark treatments that shape the future of medicine.
Because physicians in academic medical practices are teaching others, the learning process never ends. As educators, they are constantly updating their own education and skill levels. Plus, our physicians have trained many of the doctors in New Jersey, as well as leading figures throughout the country.
New schools of thought emerge through collaboration. Many times, physicians who practice in academic medical centers are thought leaders and health care innovators.
Learn first-hand how an academic medical practice can meet your health needs. Call us at 1-877-4RWJDOC to find a doctor who may be right for you, or download our brochure here.