Allowing Rowan to open an offshoot of its medical school on NJIT's campus is far less complicated than getting the accreditation and approvals needed to open a school from scratch, Deek said.
"Bringing in an existing program to our campus – that's a much faster route to putting this in place," Deek said.
The Rowan-NJIT proposal comes as Seton Hall University is planning its own medical school less than 10 miles away at the former Hoffmann-La Roche headquarters on the Clifton-Nutley border.
Deek said Seton Hall and NJIT had preliminary discussions about three years ago about partnering on a medical school. But Seton Hall broke off the talks and eventually announced plans to open a school on its own.
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