Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians

Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) Chapter at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
BNGAP at NJMS is a student-run club that stems from the national BNGAP organization. The goal of the club is to raise interest in academic medicine amongst the student body at NJMS and to develop necessary skills for a career in academia. Activities led by the club include lectures, forums, workshops, guest speakers, as well as attendance at national and regional BNGAP conferences.

The sessions are open to all medical students from all classes at NJMS interested in the session topic or in academia as a career.

The events have been well received and attendance has reached up to 40 students per event.

Events held this past academic year

  1. Kickoff event: What is BNGAP and Why Academic Medicine?
  2. CV workshop
  3. Attendance at regional BNGAP Academic Medicine Career Development conference at
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, March 2019 

Through the student-run club, members are encouraged to start and develop research projects related to academic medicine in general and to diversity in academic medicine specifically.
This past year, students have presented multiple research posters, some were award-winning, submitted manuscripts to and and published in peer-reviewed journals, and led to oral presentations at conferences.

We are always looking for new ideas and are happy to help you develop your passion into scholarship!

Future Events
Be on the lookout for new fun and interesting events for the next academic year such as

  1. Journal club session 
  2. Mentorship workshop 
  3. Interviewing skills workshop 
  4. Journal club session
  5. Research workshop
  6. National and Regional Conference
  7. Career Development Conference – June 15th 2019

Contact us

Please feel free to email us with any of your questions at

Co-president Pooja Kothari MSIII

Co-president German Valdez MSIII

Kickoff event: What is BNGAP and Why Academic Medicine?


Organizational Meetings



BNGAP Pre-Faculty Career Development Conference
in Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, February 2018