Summer Science Scholars Academy

The Summer Science Scholars Academy (S³A) is a fee-based three-week program designed for high-achieving secondary school students and/or those in gifted-and-talented programs who plan to pursue a career in medicine. This is a non-residential summer experience.

Curriculum

The curriculum focuses on exploring the human body through a series of lectures, organ laboratories and clinical experiences. This program does not offer high school or college credit.

Core Courses
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Patient-Centered Medicine
Seminars
  • Science & Health Careers
  • Clinical Skills
  • Public Health
  • Research in Biomedical Sciences

Program Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (12:00 pm to  1:00 pm lunch break)

Program Location:

The program is held at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School located at 675 Hoes Lane West in Piscataway. At times, clinical activities may be scheduled at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Eligibility

  • Students entering grade 12 or current academic year June graduates
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • New Jersey resident

2019 Program Dates

June 24th - July 12th (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4PM)

Application Requirements

Students wishing to apply for the Summer Science Scholars Academy must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Essay
  • High school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school math/science teacher or guidance counsellor

Application Deadline March 8, 2019

→ Apply to S3A

Please note that the online application must be completed by this date. Trancript must be uploaded on the application. Letter of recommendation must be email to: summerprogram@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Notification of acceptance status will be emailed after April 1st.

Fees

  • Tuition: $2,500 per student (Scholarships are not available at this time.)
  • Commuter Parking available
  • Housing is not available