2015 PULSE brochure, Click here for more information.
PULSE is a six week academic enrichment program for college undergraduates interested in healthcare professions. The program provides academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities with a focus on urban health needs. Developed by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), the PULSE program helps students become lifelong learners and empowers them to use their knowledge to make a difference in their communities.
The primary goal of PULSE is to provide exposure to medical professions to groups traditionally under-represented in the field, as well as those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. PULSE is a full-day program that runs five days per week for six weeks and culminates with the PULSE Symposium. At the PULSE Symposium, students formally present posters highlighting their summer work or research projects to faculty, family and friends.
Location: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (Camden, NJ)
PULSE Phases: Program is divided into three phases, each targeting students at different stages of their medical education.
**Phase content subject to change; updates will be posted on the website
Click here for a sample Phase I calendar.
Click here for a sample Phase II calendar.
Click here for a sample Phase III calendar.
• Academic credit: Not provided.
• Daily transportation: Participants are expected to provide own transportation to campus Monday-Friday for duration of the program.
• Health Insurance: Not provided. Students must submit proof of health insurance for participation.
• Housing: Not provided. Rutgers-Camden offers dormitory style accommodations at a discounted rate to PULSE students. Rutgers-Camden is within walking distance of CMSRU and is easily accessible via public transportation.
• Cost: There is no cost to participate in the PULSE program.
How to Apply
We welcome students who have previously participated in Phases I or II of the PULSE program to reapply for admission to a more advanced level. Special consideration will be given to EOF eligible students. However, all applicants are invited to apply.
Check back for applications for the 2016 PULSE program in the fall.