New Rowan University Partnership Aims to Help South Jersey Veterans

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State and local officials gathered in Cumberland County Wednesday to announce a new partnership aimed at improving the lives of veterans in the area.

On Wednesday, August 8th, Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Senator Cory Booker, Rowan University President Ali Houshmand, and officials from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held a press conference to announce a new partnership between Rowan's School of Osteopathic Medicine and the VA.

The partnership will create a new residency program for Rowan medical students at Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center throughout South Jersey including at their Vineland location.

Officials say the program will not only further advance student education, but it will also provide more quality medical care options for South Jersey veterans.

"This is what I've termed for a very long time the mission that will never end, and that mission is to make sure that we keep our promise as a nation to our veterans and continue to move the ball forward," said LoBiondo.

Starting this month, 15 family practice and psychiatry Rowan students will rotate through the VA Medical Center's Outpatient clinics to learn and take care of veterans.

The students will work with and learn from VA doctors, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists, embracing an opportunity to learn the unique healthcare challenges that veterans encounter.


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