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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. 

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: Session 1: August 6- 17, 2018 | Session 2: August 20-31, 2018
Time: Weekdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rowan University, Stratford Campus (directions)
Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2018
Tuition: $1,250 and includes all required materials and supplies. Payment is due upon acceptance into the program.

The application deadline has been extended to April 15th in order to accommodate high school spring break schedules.

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.

How to Apply

Deadline to submit all documents is March 30, 2018. Early submission of program application and high school transcripts is highly encouraged!

  1. Submit a completed program application.
  2. Submit official high school transcript to the address below.
  3. Recommendation from STEM teacher (optional).

Once you are notified that you have been accepted into the program, the forms below must be submitted:

Where to Send Application Items:

Rowan University
High School Biomedical Scholars Program
Attn: Dr. Renee M. Demarest
Two Medical Center Dr.
Science Center, Room 276
Stratford, New Jersey 08084


Please contact Renee M. Demarest, PhD at