Welcome Alumni and Friends,
The HPO has a long and proud history of helping Rutgers students achieve their dreams. Over the course of our 30 years in existence, it has been our privilege to help guide well over 15,000 Rutgers Prehealth students with numbers dramatically increasing over the years.
30 years ago, the office served roughly 650 Rutgers and Livingston prehealth and prelaw students. There as one part-time Director, one part-time advisor, and one administrative assistant. (At that time, the mean admission criteria were a 3.2 GPA and MCAT scores of 8,8,8,8,8,8--there were six sections of the MCAT and no Writing Sample). Since then, the Health Professions Office has evolved to keep up with changing admissions trends and student needs.
Today, the office is pleased to serve all of Rutgers-New Brunswick's prehealth students--over 3,000 currently enrolled students alone. There is one Associate Director, one part-time advisor, two program coordinators and one PT administrative assistant. We administer both academic and clinical programs:
- Academic programs include two joint BA/MD programs, one BA/DMD program, and one BA/MS Physician Assistant Program.
- Clinical programs include the Robert Wood Johnson Volunteer Intensive Program and the Alumni Shadowing Program.
In order to keep up, we have created a website, an electronic database, a listserv, newsletters and much, much more.
But the story of the HPO is much more about our alumni. Over the past 30 years, we have seen students gain admission into medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistant, public health, physical and occupational therapy... schools across the nation.
We would like to hear from you-- to highlight your career and accomplishments on our website. Would you be interested in giving a Rutgers student a glimpse into your profession as a health professional? Our Alumni Shadowing Program gives alumni the opportunity to mentor and/or provide shadowing opportunities for our pre-health students. Toward this end, we invite you to stop in and reconnect, or if that is not possible, to drop us a line and let us know where life has taken you and how you would like to share your journey with our current students. Email us at
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