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Sushuptha Balakrishna '19 Accepted to BA/MD Program (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Rutgers New Brunswick Campus)

SAS Honors Program student Sushuptha Balakrishna '19 was among only a handful of outstanding premedical students who were offered admission to the competitive BA/MD Program with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick.  The BA/MD Program with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick is open to students on any campus of Rutgers University.  Accepted students attend the New Brunswick campus to earn the bachelor's and medical degree in a seven or eight-year program.  


She shares: "I am a rising junior majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and minoring in Women's and Gender studies. On campus, I am part of Model United Nations, RU UNICEF, and Habitat for Humanity. I also dance hip hop under the Rutgers Performing Dance Company and part of a service sorority called Omega Phi Alpha. Off campus, I lead a non-profit organization that focuses on raising money for international NGOS that help promote education in rural areas. I want to pursue my career in surgical oncology, and eventually work for doctors without borders. My utmost priority is to be able to interact, understand, and help those in need. I diversify my activities and interests in order to meet new people from all different backgrounds and learn knowledge that can only be gained outside of science. My best advice is to step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself in anything you invest in."


Congratulations to Sushuptha on this achievement!



Pre-med Honors Program Students Spend an Inspirational Evening with Dr. Paul Dicker


On Thursday, November 11, 2016, seven first-year pre-med SASHP students were selected to have dinner with Dr. Paul Dicker, RC '88, a practicing Ob/Gyn and partner at Lifeline Medical Associates in Bergen County, NJ.  He shared how his Rutgers Honors experience shaped his journey and prepared him for medical school, and talked about the current trends in health care today.

Honors Program Student Shannon Gilbert's Photo Exhibition of the Yucatan Experience

On Friday, September 23, 2016 the SAS Honors Program hosted an opening reception for honors program student Shannon Gilbert, class of 2018.  The exhibition features photographs taken from Shannon's Honors Study Abroad experience in the Yucatan, Mexico during spring break 2015.  The photographs are featured at the Rutgers University Art Library Exhibition Spaces (RALES), located at the Rutgers Art Library, Voorhees Hall, 71 Hamilton Street. The exhibition will be open until Saturday, October 31, 2016!

Honors Program Students Dine with Doctors

Dining Doctors10 2016

 On Monday, October 24, Honors Alumni doctors and medical students returned to campus to speak with pre-med students during a "Dining with the Doctors" panel event.  Dr. Shabbar Danish, RC '97, Dr. Ram Mani, RC '00, Dr. Elisabeth Spector, RC '87, Dr. Sonia Laumbach, RC '96 and M.D. Candidates, Valeriya Gershteyn '16 and Emily Gutowski '15 shared their reflections and experiences navigating Rutgers, medical school applications, their specialized areas, and balancing work and family, as well as tips and advice.  

SASHP Student Monica Torres Receives Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award

MonicaTorres ClementPriceAwardAt a congratulatory reception last Tuesday, The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes (CACP) honored several students, faculty, and staff from across the university and community organizations with the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Awards and the Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards. This ceremony presented our very own SAS Honors student Monica Torres, who was awarded for her hard work in inclusion and diversity at our community. Congrats, Monica!  The CLEMENT A. PRICE HUMAN DIGNITY AWARD recognizes outstanding individuals or groups that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to promoting and practicing diversity and inclusion at Rutgers University and/or in partnership with the broader community.

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