Welcome Alumni and Friends,
The HPO has a long and proud history of helping Rutgers students achieve their dreams. Over the course of our 20 years in existence, it has been our privilege to help guide well over 10,000 Rutgers Prehealth students with numbers dramatically increasing over the years.
20 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 2,000 currently enrolled students alone. There is one Director, one Associate Director, two part-time advisors and five administrative assistants. We administer 3 joint BA/MD programs, one BA/DMD program, and one BA/MS Physician Assistant Program. Furthermore, we administer 1 Postbaccalaureate/Prehealth Program. In order to keep up, we have created a website (this is the 4th revision), an electronic database, and much, much more.
But the story of the HPO is much more about our alumni. Over the past 20 years, we have seen students gain admission into medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistant, public health, physical therapy... schools across the nation.
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Membership in the Rutgers University Alumni Association is free and automatic for all alumni! As members, alumni receive access to and discounts on a variety of services. For more information click on this Alumni Relations link.