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Summer Science Scholars Academy
The Summer Science Scholars Academy (S3A) is a three-week program for high-achieving students and/or those in gifted-and-talented programs who plan to pursue a career in the health professions. The program exposes students to a medical school curriculum and different health careers as well as provides clinical experiences through interactive seminars. This program does not offer high school or college credit and is a non-residential summer experience.
Patient-Centered Medicine: Students will begin to learn aspects of being a physician and the importance of the patient-doctor relationship. The course may cover the following topics central to the practice of medicine including: caring for diverse patient populations throughout the life span, professionalism, humanism, ethics, disparities in health and health care, patient safety, quality improvement, interdisciplinary teamwork, community/population health, health systems science, and health policy. Students will also be introduced to components of clinical interviewing, history taking, and physical examination skills.
Clinical Skills Workshops/Topics:
2017 Program Dates: June 26th - July 14th
Program Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (12:00pm to 1:00pm lunch break)
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.
Tuition: $2,500 per student†
Commuter Parking available: Free
Housing is not available.
†Scholarships are not available at this time.
Students wishing to apply for the Summer Science Scholars Academy must submit the following:
Application Deadline: March 1st
Click here to apply to S3A
* Please note that the online application must be submitted by this date. Supporting documents must be either postmarked, faxed or e-mailed by the deadline. We accept late submissions, but cannot guarantee that such applications will be reviewed.
Kindly mail, fax or e-mail your transcript and letter of recommendation to:
Office of Special Academic Programs
Notification of acceptance status will be emailed after April 1st.