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Vijay Rajput, M.D.

Vijay Rajput, M.D.Dr. Vijay Rajput is a Chair and Professor of Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). He also serves as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs for RUSM. Prior to joining RUSM, he served as the Head for Division of Medical Education in the Department of Medicine for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, New Jersey from 2010-2015. Dr. Rajput served as Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency at Cooper University Hospital, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, New Jersey from 2004-2012. He served as Assistant Dean for curriculum for development of new Cooper Medical School from 2010-2013. Dr. Rajput was an associate fellow at the Center for Bioethics at University of Pennsylvania from 2009-2013. He was active in clinical medicine as senior academic hospitalist for the last 18 years at Cooper University Hospital. He was chair of the ethics committee for Cooper Hospital for 13 years. He is a member of and has served on several committees for the American College for Physicians (ACP), Association for Program Director in Internal Medicine (APDIM), and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). He also served as a senior note rater for USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examination for the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration [a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) collaborative].

Dr. Rajput was a key founding member for the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s curriculum and student affairs committees. He developed many new innovative curricula and serves as course director for innovative courses like the Chronic Care clerkship, LifeStages and the Foundation of Medical Practice. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He has presented more than 160 seminars, workshops, and grand rounds at national, international, and regional educational conferences. Over the last 20 years, he has received more than 15 “Excellence in Teaching” awards from students and residents. He was awarded the ACGME Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach Award” in 2011. He also received the prestigious Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation award for distinguished Teaching in 2006 and was inducted in the UMDNJ’s Master Educator Guild in 2005. In 2004, Dr. Rajput received an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also received the 2015 laureate award from the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Rajput’s main areas of interest are bedside teaching, professionalism, ethics and humanism in medicine, student mentoring, and curriculum development. He lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

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[last update: February 27, 2017]