Important Requirements 

Make sure you read this entire page carefully. It contains many essential requirements you need to accomplish before orientation and classes begin.

Activate your Rutgers Account

One item incoming RWJMS students need to complete early on (by June 25th) is creating accounts with Rutgers University, even if they were previously an RU student from a different program. Each student will have two key identifiers: a net ID and a student ID #. You will need this student ID if you are applying for financial aid and a wide array of computing resources available to support students. These include the portal, email, computing labs, library resources, online courses, etc. 

Please activate your computer accounts using the instructions below:

  1. Go to the secure site at ‘’ and select ‘NetID Activation’.

    • This page will prompt you to give:

      • your full name       

      • the last four digits of your “A” number (e.x. A########)

      • your date of birth

  2. On the next screen, create a password and enter it again to confirm it and click CONTINUE.

  3. Select and answer three security questions and click CONTINUE.

  4. Pick a Rutgers email address (e.g., Your actual address will depend on which school you are              enrolled in. Click USE THIS ADDRESS.  This is not your username; it is only an email address.

  5. Finally, you will be advised of what your NetID is (also known as your ‘username’).  Record and remember this – you will use it              to log on to the various services.


Every student enrolled in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is given an identification number (an "A" number), which will be your primary identifier at the University. You can find your "A" number on the Rutgers Portal. To log into the portal, go to

Student ID Card

After activating your netID and Rutgers email address, go to to upload a picture for your RWJMS photo ID card. This is due by June 25th to ensure you will receive your ID card during orientation week.  


Health Forms

After activating your NetID, go to to submit your Mandatory Health Form. 

If you are having difficulty with the health portal, please email


Because some of the required vaccines must be taken in multiple doses, you need to start getting these immunizations immediately if you have not yet started. Concerning PPD testing, your private physician should administer and read the first PPD. You will be given the second part (administration and reading) of the PPD by the Student Health Service during Orientation Week. ​


Additionally, insurance is required for all students. Your Fall term bill will include a fee for the University-sponsored health insurance. You will be able to waive this fee with proof of insurance in the fall. At this time, you cannot prevent the student health insurance from appearing on your term bill.


For any questions related to health forms, please email all your queries regarding Student Health to Ms. Jennine Baruto at or call her at 732-235-5160. 

Background Check

You must complete a criminal background check prior to orientation and medical school. Click here to download the CastleBranch Order Instructions or follow these steps to complete the background check:

  1. Go to:

  2. In the upper right hand corner, enter the Package Code: RU42

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen

Final Official Transcript

You must submit your final official transcript so that we can ensure you have completed all of the necessary coursework before matriculating (July 15th). Remember that the university registrar can take time, so submit the request soon. For questions call the Office of Admissions at (732) 235-4576.

Send transcripts to the Office of Admissions:


By mail: RWJMS Office of Admissions

            675 Hoes Lane

            Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635

By email:

Student Sickness and Injury Insurance Plan

Given the merger between the medical school and Rutgers University, medical students can now enroll in the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) insurance plan. It is available to all full-time students. Click here to get more information about the Rutgers RBHS Student Sickness and Injury Insurance Plan for the 2021-2022 academic year. 


All incoming students are automatically enrolled in the RBHS Student Sickness and Injury Insurance Plan unless you elect to waive coverage. To do so follow the instructions from the link above.

Visit the Student Health Services Website to get more information about other aspects of student health services.


It is important that you purchase a parking permit for the school year BEFORE orientation week. Please go to the following link to register your vehicle online and purchase your parking permit (there will be no physical permits sent out, the system is all online). When purchasing your parking permit, you will need the make, model and license plate number of the vehicle. then click on Rutgers SSO.


If you have any questions or difficulty, please email