The Sidney Kimmel Medical College Class of 2027 sets off in a special ceremony

Mojisola Obayanju developed a passion for medicine—and neurology, in particular—as a cell biology and neuroscience undergraduate at Rutgers. In her general bio class, she enjoyed learning about neuropsychology and addiction, and being a transport EMT, she regularly aided senior citizens, exposing her to those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s.

She set her sights on Jefferson after hearing positive words about the school through Rutgers’ Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the


Family Trauma Inspires Rutgers Senior to Pursue Medical Career

Daniel Ortega wanted to become a physician since middle school when his brother ended up in the emergency department, but he kept his dream a secret for years because it seemed out of reach.

Seeing the power doctors had to make a difference when his family received a middle of the night phone call became a transformative moment that inspired him to want to join the small number of Hispanic men entering medicine.

“My mom picked up the phone. She did not speak any English. She panicked and


Annual Fall Orientation 2022


On September 16, 2022, ODASIS held its annual Fall Orientation in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Student Center. It was a great success with over 150 students in attendance!

Attendees received information about the various programs ODASIS offers, including our Academic Support Program, a unique and rigorous program that provides supplemental instruction, enrichment opportunities, and academic advising to educationally and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers in the


Our 2022 ODASIS Alumni Reception and Graduation Ceremony

We successfully celebrated our 2022 ODASIS Alumni Reception and Graduation Ceremony on April 28, 2022. This highly anticipated event was attended by over 315 guests, including graduating students and their proud parents and faculty/staff members. We celebrated ODASIS undergraduates,  honored past ODASIS participants who are now graduating from medical, dental, osteopathic and public health schools.

We also celebrated the acceptance of ODASIS students into health professions and scientific graduate


Honoring Dr. Shawna Hudson

Dr. Shawna Hudson, ODASIS alumna, an honoree at the prestigious 2021 Hall of Fame Honorees of the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance

Dr. Hudson is a three time graduate of Rutgers University. She received her B.A. from Rutgers College in 1992 where she was a James Dickson Carr Scholar and served on the board for New Student Orientation graduating with the highest departmental honors in Sociology. She received a Trustee Fellowship to continue her graduate studies at Rutgers University-New


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