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.


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
  • 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.


  • 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

2020 Program Dates

June 22nd - July 10th (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 April 3, 2020

Link to Apply to S3A Opens March 2, 2020

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:

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

Students will need to confirm their attendance by May 15, 2020.

Registration and Payment if due by June 1, 2020.


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