Community and Collaboration Help Students in Healthcare

Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Annette C. Reboli, M.D., Dean & Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, to discuss how important it is for students to be community-oriented in order to be successful in healthcare in the future. Reboli also discusses why collaboration with local institutions is a key to success.

2/28/19 #2206






"Welcome. This is Steve Adubato. We're in Camden New Jersey. We're thrilled to be speaking with Dr. Annette Reboli, who is the Dean, Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, here in Camden. Good to see you, Dean. Hello. Good morning. Now, you are a product, I just want to say, of Newark, New Jersey, my hometown? Yes, absolutely. And speaking of cities, the city of Camden has got a bright future, doesn't it? Absolutely. Because? Because of everything that's happening here, the Eds and Meds, the educational institutions and the medical institutions, being part of the transformation, all the new companies that are coming in, the research initiatives, this is gonna be the place to be. Dean, talk about the partnership between Rowan and Rutgers University and the building we see behind us. That is in fact, the Joint Health Sciences Center. What does it mean? Why does it matter? Well, it matters on several levels... first of all, it's a collaboration between Rowan University and Rutgers, and collaboration is crucial to success in the current age and on a go-forward basis. Second, it will provide educational program that... programming that will help our school, our students, the community. How does it help Camden? How does it help Camden? Yeah. Well, it helps Camden economically, as an economic engine, but it also helps Camden in providing inspiration and opportunity for young people from Camden. We have students in our school who were born and raised in Camden, including two twin sisters who graduated this past year. By the way, tell folks where we're taping right now and how it's connected with what you're talking about. We're in our medical school building overlooking the rest of the city here, including the joint health sciences campus. Right. That matters to young people and others in Camden when they see this? Yes. It's absolutely inspirational. We have a number of programs that we developed even before we had medical students here on our campus. They're called pipeline programs. They're programs to encourage young people from this community to pursue careers in science and in medical school as well, to pursue things that they only dreamed were possible. Dean, what is this... the CHAMPPs? or CHAMPP program... Champions for Health Advancement through Mentoring and Primary Care. The CHAMPP program. What is it? So, the CHAMPP program is a recent grant that we received. It's part of a continuum... From the federal government? From the federal government. From HRSA. It's part of a continuum of programs to develop primary care activities and to enhance..."