Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is making progress! For the past 30 years, the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has been the only school in the state to offer medical degrees. Now Rowan Medical School, based in Camden, is under development and expected to welcome its first class of students in 2012. Workers officially began clearing the site for the new school in August, a process that will take about two months. The $100 million school will welcome 50 students in its inaugural class and ultimately grow to accommodate 400 medical students. A groundbreaking for the school is expected in October.