Health Professions Office

Alumni Shadowing Program

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 (watch for announcements on our Listserv).  Others will offer you a brief externship experience in their field.  Still others will mentor you over the phone.

Due to the relatively small number of doctors/dentists currently participating, we currently limit 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.

How can I apply?

Step 1) Read and sign the attached Terms and Conditions ( click here for Terms and Conditions )

Step 2) Read the attached slideshow (in fact, this will be useful for any shadowing/volunteering experience) ( click here for Powerpoint slideshow )

Step 3) Go to your profile page to access the alumni information (select 3 choices and indicate order of preference)

Step 4) Carefully, read and complete your application.  Items listed in Part B pertain to those students granted externships only. ( click here for application )

Step 5) Return both the completed Application and the signed Terms and Conditions page to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give them to Loretta Stepka in the Health Professions Office

Contact us

Nelson Labs

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


p. (848) 445-5667
f.  (732) 445-6341
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