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.

HPO Hot Topics

                                   Health Professions Office Open House
                                   Friday, September 29th, 10am - 2pm

 Rutgers Students!!  Stop by our office located in Nelson Labs, Room A-207 to grab a snack, meet the staff and see where important forms are kept.  If you haven't registered with our office yet, come to conference room A-210 to start your HPO file.  And in conference room B-228, stop by for hourly presentations starting at 10, 11 12 and 1 o'clock to discuss "What an RU Pre-Health Student Needs to Know".   See you then!!



 Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), The Premedical Honor Society

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) functions both as an honor society and a service organization.  The mission of the Society is to encourage and recognize excellence in premedical scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of premedical education; to promote communication between medical and premedical students and educators; to provide a forum for students with common interests; and to use its resources to benefit health organizations, charities and the community.

Eligible students must meet the following requirements:

· No less than three semesters (at least 36 credit hours) completed and officially acknowledged by Rutgers University

· No less than twelve credit hours in the natural sciences including both ongoing and completed courses (transfer students must have completed at least 4 credit hours in natural sciences courses at Rutgers);

· Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 and minimum science GPA of 3.4 . 

If you qualify and wish to be considered for membership, click here for the AED worksheet.   Complete and submit the worksheet to the Health Professions Office before 5:00pm on Friday, September 29th.





 The program is open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students and qualified recent graduates. It is geared toward both students who are decided on dentistry as a career and those who are exploring the idea. The program gives students the opportunity to learn more about dental school admissions, dental school itself, the many specialties available within the field, and a chance to experience hands on pre-clinical techniques and lab procedures.


The dates for the winter and summer sessions of the program are:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – January 12, 2018  
(Deadline for receipt of application and all documentation: October 11, 2017 an email with decisions will be sent out on or about November 1, 2017)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Wednesday, June 8, 2018  
(Deadline for receipt of application and all documentation: January 24, 2018 an email with decisions will be sent out on or about February 5, 2018)


Note: This program requires a letter of recommendation from your pre-health advisor or any basic science professor. In order to qualify for an HPO pre-health advisor recommendation, you must have completed 30 credits at Rutgers University, have an active file with the HPO with a minimum of one letter of recommendation on file, and have a science and cumulative GPA of 3.0.  If you plan to ask the HPO for a recommendation, you must schedule an appointment on specifically designated dates during the first week of October. Appointments will be made when the request for an HPO recommendation is submitted to the office.  The deadline to request an HPO recommendation is Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 5:00pm.    (Click here for Gateway to Dentistry Checklist/Application)


If you do not qualify for an HPO recommendation, you may also apply to the Gateway to Dentistry Program by submitting a letter of recommendation from any basic science professor.


 Click here for more information about the program:

Contact us

Nelson Labs

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

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