• Jan Fune
  • Jan Fune, MD
  • Major: Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • Minor: Biology and Psychology
  • Year of Graduation: 2010
  • Current Location: New York City
  • Current Occupation: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Attending and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

Why did you choose your major/minor, and what did you like most about it?

Full disclosure: I started as a biology major! But then I realized I was not interested in learning about plants and many of the other subjects required for the major. I feel really lucky that my close friend convinced me to make the switch. I loved learning about the human body, how it works, and how we learn. Importantly, I loved the camaraderie amongst my classmates.

Tell us about your journey since graduation and the ways your experiences at Rutgers and SAS have contributed to your success: I started my journey to becoming a physician upon graduation. The sports psychology class changed how I set goals and taught me how to have the right mindset for achieving them (incremental learner here). I learned how to collaborate with others and certain projects taught me how to step into the leadership role. 

What advice do you have for our current Arts and Sciences Students?: There’s more than one road to achieve your dream! Don’t stress too much about setbacks or unexpected turns. 

Do you have any exciting news to share?: I recently published my first manuscript!

Where was your favorite study spot at RU?: The Quiet Lounge at the Busch Campus Center

What was your favorite takeout night from the dining halls?: Chicken nuggets, fries, mashed potatoes, with LOTS of honey mustard from Busch’s food hall!