In The News

Medical Breakthrough

ODASIS alumnus Alister Martin’s journey to acceptance into Harvard Medical School is discussed in this Rutgers Magazine article.

"Although I didn’t have tennis anymore, Dr. Khan and ODASIS made me feel like I was part of a team again,” he says. “Rutgers is the most important thing that ever happened to me."

Read the Rutgers Magazine article.

Bringing Diversity into the Sciences

 ODASIS’s approach and results are showcased in this Rutgers Focus article.

Natasha Ramsey, a junior from New Brunswick, survived organic chemistry. Yet she believes her hopes to become a medical doctor and researcher might have ended with that class if she hadn’t been part of the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS), a Rutgers program dedicated to helping underrepresented students achieve.

Patching the Pipeline

The American Medical Student Association recognizes the Office Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences’ efforts to address the minority physician shortage.

Charting the course: Rutgers' ODASIS Program

Rutgers University's Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences program was outlined, including feedback from current and past ODASIS students.

The program has turned out 400 doctors, dentists and other health professionals. This year, the program has hit a stride: 33 out of 40 ODASIS students from the Rutgers' class of 2007 started medical, dental and doctoral programs this fall compared to the dozen or fewer ODASIS students that typically get admitted to these programs each year.

Charting the course: Rutgers' Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences provides step-by-step guidance to help aspiring minority physicians fulfill their dreams.