Access-Med is an articulated BA/MD or BS/MD program between Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Seton Hall University. It was established as a pipeline program to increase the number of underrepresented and disadvantaged students in medicine. The program offers academic support, career counseling, guidance with the medical school application process and biannual pre-medical conferences.
The first phase occurs primarily at the undergraduate level where eligible students receive academic support, career counseling and undergraduate advising and Medical College Admission Test preparation.
In their junior year, Phase I students who have demonstrated strong academic performance and have met the requirements outlined by their institutions are invited to apply to Phase II. Students accepted to the next phase of Access-Med are offered a conditional acceptance to Robert Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). During this “transition year”, students take several first-year medical school courses while completing their undergraduate requirements. RWJMS courses count towards their BA or BS degrees. Phase II students are required to participate in the Biomedical Careers Program Level III, a six-week summer academic enrichment program.
Upon successful completion of Access-Med Phase II, students may be offered admission to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.