Medical Students

Family Medicine Residency Program

Founded in 1975, the RWJ Somerset Family Medicine Residency Program is a, community-based, university-affiliated program with an excellent reputation. We are the only residency program based in our full-service 355-bed community hospital and maintain a very active outpatient practice which includes special populations, indigent as well as insured clientele at the Somerset Family Practice Center.

Somerville is a pleasant suburban community located 60 minutes from New York City, 20 minutes from Princeton, and 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

Student Opportunities

  • Acting Internships
    As acting interns on the Family Practice Inpatient Service, students on this rotation:
    • work with the resident team providing direct inpatient care
    • attend daily teaching rounds with faculty
    • participate in the residency program’s educational conferences
  • Student Clerkships
    Teaching basic high quality primary care is the focus of the clerkship experience. Under the preceptorship of a faculty mentor, students are guaranteed direct hands-on experience. The clerkship includes:
    • office visits, home visits, diabetic teaching center, maternity visits & well baby clinics

    • residency program’s educational conferences

    • exposure to the episodic office procedures: colposcopy, IUD placement, endometrial sampling, minor skin surgery, and skin cryotherapy, acupuncture

Meals and Housing

  • Meal allowance cards are provided for use at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset's Cafeteria.
  • A car is not required, but is helpful in our suburban location. Parking is free.

Medical Student Contact

Student Coordinator: Frances Wu, M.D.
RWJ Somerset Family Medicine Residency Program
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-595-2617
Fax: 908-704-0083
E-mail: Dr. Frances Wu at

New Jersey regulations permit us to accept student clerks and acting interns from domestic medical schools.