On Match Day, March 19, 348 soon-to-be physicians of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Class of 2021 joined medical students from around the world in learning where they would complete their medical training. Once again this year our outstanding students matched above the national match rate and many will be returning to Rutgers to continue their specialized education as residents.
I am also proud to recognize our 2021 Rising Star honorees. These 20 exceptional NJMS and RWJMS students stood out among their peers for their academic achievement, excellence in discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship, and commitment to our community.
Additionally, this year we have expanded opportunities for recognizing the incredible work of RBHS faculty and staff as part of the second annual RBHS Chancellor Awards. Please visit the awards webpage to review information about the award criteria and nomination requirements. Nominations are due by May 17.
Lastly, earlier this week Vicente Gracias and I announced the launch of the Rutgers Vaccination Portal and the imminent opening of vaccination sites on each of Rutgers Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses pending vaccine supply. As of Monday, all higher ed. employees in New Jersey were made eligible for vaccination. I urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as you are able and recommend registering with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System as well as the Rutgers portal to best facilitate securing a vaccination appointment.
I appreciate all of your hard work and ongoing commitment. Please stay safe and remember to Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, and Wash Your Hands.
— Brian L. Strom
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences