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Summer Research Opportunities

High School Biomedical Scholars Program

You will be guided through a structured, two-week immersive program alongside talented faculty and graduate student mentors from RowanGSBS and RowanSOM. You will observe and perform laboratory techniques and experiments used to conduct biomedical research with guidance from mentors in their research specialty. A rare opportunity to participate in human cadaver dissection is available to you, although you may elect to participate in an alternate activity if preferred. Students will also receive information on available careers in research and medicine, and guidance for getting accepted into graduate and/or medical school in the future. The program will conclude with a ceremony for you and your family; this will provide an opportunity for you to interact with administration and faculty from various schools and departments representing Rowan University’s biomedical education and research programs. 

Space is Limited! Don't Delay!

Program Highlights

  • Small, personalized program provides students with numerous hours of individual interactions with mentors.
  • Exposure to various biomedical disciplines under the guidance of GSBS and SOM mentors.
  • Rare opportunity to perform human cadaver dissection.

Summary of Important Dates

Program Dates: Program Dates: August 3 - 14, 2020
Time: Weekdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rowan University, Stratford Campus (directions)
Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2020
Acceptance Notification: two weeks from submission date (application must be complete)
Tuition: $1,250 and includes all required materials and supplies. Non-refundable deposit ($200) is due upon acceptance into the program. Remainder due by May 31, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be a high school student with a GPA of 3.20 or better (preference will be given to NJ high school students). Students must have daily transportation to and from the Rowan Stratford campus.

Application Instructions

Deadline to submit all documents is April 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. students will be notified of their acceptance status within two weeks of submitting their completed application. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Therefore, early submission of program application materials is highly encouraged! Once the program is filled, a wait-list will be generated.

  1. Submit a completed program application to Renee M. Demarest, Ph.D. at
  2. Request official high school transcripts to be sent to Dr. Demarest at Rowan University (physical address and email provided below).
  3. Optional: Recommendation from STEM teacher.
  4. Upon notification of acceptance to the High School Biomedical Scholars Program, you must provide a $200 non-refundable deposit within 14 days to hold your spot. You must also submit additional required forms and documents by May 31, 2020. Final payment is due by May 31, 2020.

Send Application Items To:

Rowan University
Attn: Dr. Renee M. Demarest
High School Biomedical Scholars Program
Two Medical Center Drive
Science Center, Room 128
Stratford, NJ 08084


Please contact Dr. Renee M. Demarest at