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From the
T
he culmination of years of hard work,
Match Day
(above) on March 17 cele-
brated a new beginning for fourth-year medical
students as they learned where they will
continue training as residents. 134 students
opened envelopes that contained a glimpse
into their futures, sharing their excitement with
friends and family in attendance.
Ninety-five percent of the class matched to a
program of their choice, exceeding the national
match rate. Twenty-eight of the students
matched to programs in New
Jersey, 10 of whom matched to
categorical or advanced programs
of Rutgers Biomedical and Health
Sciences (RBHS) and seven of whom
matched to a preliminary program at
RBHS. Sixty-three of the students--
48 percent--matched to a primary
care program (family medicine,
internal medicine, pediatrics,
or obstetrics/gynecology).
Education
T
hank you to the many faculty members, staff,
alumni, friends, and students who helped raise
$195,000 for student scholarships at the
7th Annual
Scholarship Gala
on April 8! As the medical school's
largest fundraiser, the gala is integral to ensuring
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
students
receive financial aid as medical school costs continue
to rise nationwide.
Recognized that evening for their dedication to
the medical school were the following honorees:
Michael A. Gallo, PhD, DABT
, emeritus professor
of environmental and occupational medicine, who
received the Honorary Alumni Award;
Norma B.
Saks, EdD
, associate professor of psychiatry, assistant
dean for educational programs and director, Cognitive
Skills Program, who received the Meritorious Service
Award; and
Jeffrey R. Petrella, MD '87
, professor
of radiology, Duke University School of Medicine,
who received the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Congratulations to our honorees!
Scholarship Gala
Above: Sherine E.
Gabriel, MD, MSc, dean
(far right), with
(left to right) Distinguished Alumni Awardee,
Jeffrey R. Petrella, MD '87
; Meritorious Service
Awardee,
Norma Saks, EdD
; and Honorary
Alumni Awardee,
Michael A. Gallo, PdH, DABT
.
Kim Sokoloff
Steve Hockstein
Kim Sokoloff
95% Match Rate for Class of 2017
A few weeks later, convocation was held on
May 15 for the
Class of 2017
(below). Congratula-
tory remarks and words of wisdom were shared
by
Dean Gabriel
;
Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
,
chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences;
and
Barry H. Ostrowsky
, president and chief
executive officer of RWJBarnabas Health, who was
the keynote speaker of the ceremony. Congratulations
to our newest alumni!