Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association
Letter From the Alumni Association President
Dear Alumni and Friends:
This year has been remarkable for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association. We hosted one of the largest Career Nights in our 29-year history, introduced a new mentorship program, participated in alumni social events, grew our alumni board, and raised vital funds for student scholarships. I am honored to have served as president during this exciting time.
I invite you to be part of the new alumni-student mentorship program. As you know, it can be challenging to navigate the different career paths in medicine. A database has been created in which alumni can identify the ways that they would like to help current students—shadowing, researching, speaking at lectures, or providing resources for residencies and away rotations. If you are interested in being involved, I encourage you to visit rwjms.rutgers.edu/alumni/mentorship.html. This is an incredible opportunity to share your experiences with current students.
The 30th Annual Career Night will be hosted on March 6, 2018, in the Great Hall on the Piscataway campus. I hope you will join us and meet our current students, represent your specialty, and network with fellow alumni. Our students are eager to learn about different types of career paths and journeys in medicine.
Next year will be historic for alumni, as 2018 is the 50th anniversary of our first graduating class. We will celebrate the Class of 1968 and other anniversary classes, including the 45th: 1973, 40th: 1978, 35th: 1983, 30th: 1988, 25th: 1993, 20th: 1998, 15th: 2003, 10th: 2008, and 5th: 2013, at the 8th Annual Scholarship Gala, on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018, at The Heldrich in New Brunswick. Congratulations to our alumni celebrating this important milestone. The gala raises funds for student scholarships, as does the Alumni Annual Fund. I would like to thank you for your generous contributions in the past and invite you to support the Annual Fund again this year. Please support students by mailing in a donation using the enclosed envelope, or contributing online at support.rutgers.edu/RWJMSAlumni.
The Alumni Association is a great way to keep in contact or reconnect with fellow classmates, build relationships with our students, and stay informed about events and programs at our school. If you are interested in learning more about serving on the alumni board, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jillian Prior, manager of alumni affairs, at email@example.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@rwjms), and email your personal and professional updates to Jillian. We look forward to another successful year supporting Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as it continues its pursuit of excellence.
Paul Weber, MD '87, RPh, MBA
President, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association