The Biomedical Careers Program (BCP) began in 1978 as an academic enrichment program for undergraduate students interested in careers in the health professions. The program targets undergraduates who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. BCP offers an intensive six-week summer program to serve students at all stages of undergraduate education. Students take part in a variety of science enrichment and healthcare-oriented activities.
BCP is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).
If you are looking for summer programs which are more research-oriented, please view the Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities available at this link.
The academic component consists of science courses, relevant lab work, research and clinical experience as well as cognitive skills seminars and MCAT preparation.
Level I is designed for students who have just begun pre-professional studies and have completed at least one year of college and one semester of general chemistry, introductory biology and introductory math, respectively.
Level II is designed for students who have completed at least one semester of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, college-level mathematics and two semesters of general biology.
Level III is designed for students who are at or near the point of applying to professional schools and have completed most pre-professional science requirements.Curriculum
Placement of students will be based on an evaluation of each student’s overall academic record, including all courses taken and performance in these courses.
In addition to the Core Courses, the program offers career counseling and seminars that expose participants to different health-related occupations and current public health issues. Other seminars assist them with applying to health professions schools and gives them a glimpse into the lives of the typical graduate student. BCP also hosts a recruitment fair and panel discussion with graduate students and health professionals.
The following are the minimum course requirements which must be completed by the start of the program. Courses may be in progress at the time of application; however, in such cases, the Admissions Committee may require a grade report prior the making of a decision.
We welcome students who have previously participated in BCP to reapply for admission to a more advanced level.
Priority is given to students enrolled at any college in New Jersey, current EOF students and students who are legal residents of New Jersey enrolled in college in any state
June 4, 2018 - July 13, 2018
There is NO FEE to attend. Course credit, on-campus housing and parking are available for a fee. Please check back for updates.
Because the Biomedical Careers Program is supported by New Jersey state institutions, priority is given to:
EOF students will receive $1800 stipend upon completion of the program as well as financial support for on-campus housing and course credit tuition and registration fees.
Office of Special Academic Programs
675 Hoes Lane West, Room TC-113
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 235-3972 [fax]
Notifications of admission will be sent after March 1st on a rolling basis. Supporting documents must be either postmarked, faxed or e-mailed by the deadline. We accept late submissions, but we cannot guarantee that such applications will be reviewed.
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