I. Introduction to Physicianship (due 7/25/22 at 9:00 am)

Welcome to your first class of Medical School - the Introduction to Physicianship Course! The Physicianship course introduces students to the profession of medicine. It will cover professionalism, medical ethics, humanism in medicine, patient-centered care, population health, health disparities, clinical skills, evidence-based medicine, and health systems science.  The course leads off the M1 year and continues with Physicianship Practice and Development sessions over 3 years.  Physicianship Practice and Development sessions will reinforce the basic and clinical sciences presented in the preceding courses and provide clinical experiences related to the content learned to date. 

Physicianship Summer Assignment

Details about the Physicianship summer assignment can be found on the Summer Requirements Canvas Page. You will need your NetID to Login and access the course. 

Note about Deadlines: The summer assignment and AMA modules are due before the first class on 7/25/2022 at 9:00 am. Please save your reflections and AMA certificates in a folder so that you can easily access your completed assignments on the first day of class. Your course directors will provide you a link to a different Canvas site and a tutorial to help students upload these materials during class. If you have any questions or concerns, they can be addressed in-person during the first day of class or you can reach out to us at rwjmsorientationteam@gmail.com.

What if my NetID is not working or I can't access the Canvas Page?

Please contact Dr. Copeland with RWJMS Admissions at rwjapadm@rwjms.rutgers.edu so she can assist you ASAP. You can still access the Introduction to Physicianship Letter that outlines all the summer assignment information here. The required reading "Reflections from Students of Robert Wood Johnson (2nd Edition)" can be accessed here if unable to use the Canvas link.

II. Summer Review Material (due 8/29/22 at 11:59 pm)

Review important foundational science concepts that were part of the MCAT. The Foundations in Medical Sciences block will begin right after the Introduction to Physicianship course. We HIGHLY recommended that you complete the Biochemistry Review Modules to review key scientific concepts this summer so you can "hit the ground running" once the block begins.

Faculty have prepared a summer review course covering select biochemistry topics that can be found on the Summer Requirements Canvas Page. You will need your NetID to Login and access the course (it is the same Canvas Site that contains the Physicianship Summer Material).

Within the Canvas site, you will also have access to two Self-Assessment quizzes. It is recommended that you review Modules I and II before completing Self-Assessment 1 and review Modules III and IV before completing Self-Assessment 2. You are required to complete both Self-Assessment 1 and Self-Assessment 2 before the start of the Foundations in Medical Sciences Block by 8/29/2022 at 11:59 pm. Further details can be found on the course site.

III. CITI Training (due 10/31/22 at 11:59 pm)

The mandatory Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training will prepare you for the in-class session on Ethical Issues in Human Research. In addition, completion of CITI training will allow you to participate in clinical research while you are a student!

CITI Training Instructions can be found in the Summer Requirements Canvas Page. You will need your NetID to Login and access the course (it is the same Canvas Site that contains the Physicianship Summer Material). The training takes about ~4-6 hours to complete, but it does not need to be completed in one sitting. The due date for submitting the CITI certificates is 10/31/22 at 11:59 pm.