Program Description

Do you know of a high school student who is interested in becoming a physician, dentist, medical scientist, or otherwise is interested in entering one of the healthcare fields? This is an opportunity for high school students to experience a medical school education presented in a lay language, provided by members of the faculty of the New Jersey Medical School who have designed a nine-week sequence of formal lectures, seminars, small group discussions, as well as several elective courses.

Sessions will begin each Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m., with facilitated group discussions led by New Jersey Medical School students where lecture topics will be reviewed and discussed. These seminars will be preceded by light refreshments commencing at 4:45 P.M. Students may choose to partake of the refreshments or bring their own food to their assigned homeroom classes. They may also take part in the fare offered in our cafeteria. Kosher and vegetarian food will be available upon request.  Formal lectures given by our New Jersey Medical School faculty will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m, with the evening ending at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Students are encouraged to enroll in elective courses involving basic life support given on selected weekends. This is an opportunity to become certified in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) upon successful completion of the four hour course. Students may also enroll in a 2 hour medical librarianship course as well. Finally, a didactic lecture on Cardio-Pulmonary Physiology and a live EKG demonstration are offered in order to complement the principles discussed in the Basic Life Support course. Tours of the Emergency Room, Pathology Laboratories, and University Hospital nursing units are also offered.

A medical student will be assigned to each student to help ensure that the experience is rewarding and exciting. We hope you and your students will make every effort to introduce yourselves to members of our faculty and student body.

Additional information

Please call Mr. Humberto Baquerizo at (973) 972-3762, if you are physically challenged and require provisions that make your learning experience more effective.