The Graduate Medical Education programs of Cooper University Health Care is committed to providing a supportive environment that allows all members of its academic community to thrive and succeed. We work to recruit a diverse group of residents and fellows, and celebrate the multiple dimensions represented in our community, including, but not limited to race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or age. We recognize the importance of monitoring the outcomes of our diversity efforts so that we can better reflect the diversity of our patients and community. Through our GME Diversity Council, we promote on-going exploration of our own biases while also providing education on discrimination and anti-racism. We provide a safe space for residents to engage in dialogue, learn, and contribute to their fullest potential. We seek opportunities to enrich our community through volunteerism and to effect lasting change through engagement with local leaders.

We are proud. We are diverse. We are Cooper.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital offers residency programs, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), in the following specialties:


Cooper University Hospital participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to select qualified applicants for first-graduate-year positions (PGY-1). All fourth-year medical students applying for a PGY-1 position must be enrolled in the NRMP. All applicants must be either:

1. A graduate of an American or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)—passing United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I, USMLE Step II-Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step II-Clinical Skills (CS), or the equivalent of the respective licensing exam.


2. A graduate of a foreign medical school, certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), earned through passing the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS), Part I and Part II examinations of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), or the USMLE; and by meeting all other requirements of the ECFMG.

Graduate medical education appointments are made for a period of one year. Individuals who maintain satisfactory performance and meet the requirements of their chosen specialty are eligible for yearly reappointment. Departments may request interviews of candidates who meet program criteria. Selection shall be made from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.  Programs must not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status.