Health Professions Office

The Health Professions Office

The Health Professions Office (HPO) provides full-time support to the students and alumni of Rutgers University - New Brunswick, who are interested in applying to a variety of health professions programs including: allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, podiatry, optometry, and public health schools.

For Rutgers students to make a 1/2 hour advising appointment, please call 848-445-5667.  Otherwise for quick questions, you may come to walk-in hours which are posted to the left under HPO Resources.

HPO Hot Topics

It's never too early to look into some 2018 Summer Clinical Opportunities

 Alumni Shadowing Program (ASP)

Mentoring - Shadowing

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 Rutgers Alumni Physicians and Dentists

As you can imagine, Rutgers Alumni can be found throughout this country and others. Some of the alumni have agreed to participate in the new Alumni Shadowing Program to either give a presentation about their path to becoming a health professional. Others will offer you a brief externship experience in the field and still others will Skype or call you individually. All will mentor you.


Which Undergraduates Are Eligible?

All are welcome to come to ASP presentations.

Due to the relatively small number of doctors/dentists currently participating, right now we are limiting the externships/ mentoring to Sophomores with the following credentials:

  • at least a 3.0 overall and science GPA
  • at least one semester of Organic Chemistry with a B or better
  • must have an HPO file and met with an advisor


Look under "Special Programs" to get more detailed information on how to apply to the new Alumni Shadowing Program!!

How Can I Apply?

Eligible Sophomores should go to their profile page of the HPOdrome. There you will find the ASP link and the link to upload a resume.   Sophomores may choose up to three alumni mentors, and they will be matched to one, by the HPO.

Contact Information:

Loretta Stepka

Sr. Program Coordinator

Rutgers Health Professions Office

A207 Nelson Biological Labs



Contact us

Nelson Labs

Nelson Biological Laboratories
604 Allison Rd, 
Room A-207
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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