This prestigious and rigorous program is intended to support and recognize Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students who have shown exceptional interest, leadership and commitment to volunteering in the community and working with underserved populations. Students will distinguish themselves by assuming a significant level of responsibility in the collaborative planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of a focused, sustainable community health initiative. Students who are accepted into this program and who fulfill all requirements as approved by the DISC committee will receive diplomas at Commencement stating that they have graduated with “Distinction in Service to the Community.”
The goals of the DISC program are: to recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional and sustained commitment to the community; provide mentorship for students in conducting a sustainable community project; and promote effective community-campus partnerships.
Office of Community Health
Family Medicine & Community Health