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Junior Urban Medical Pioneers (JUMP)

The Junior Urban Medical Pioneers High School Academy (JUMP High) is a Saturday program for high school students who excel in math and science. The program's hands-on activities and interactive learning sessions expose students to applied science, and provide an overview of a variety of science and healthcare careers. The sessions occur one Saturday per month in the fall and spring.

The primary goal of JUMP High is to provide mentorship and exposure to medical professions to students who belong to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine, as well as those from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds. By interacting with medical students, physicians and scientists, JUMP High students will be able to network and form important mentoring relationships which will be useful as their careers progress. Students will learn about various career options within the field of medicine and leave with a better understanding of how to achieve success in the sciences.

JUMP High is led by faculty and medical students of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). Sessions are held at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. JUMP High is supported, in part, by generous contributions from Townsend Press and Verizon NJ.

About the JUMP High Program

Healthcare Professions Explored Throughout the Program:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology-Nutrition
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Physical Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatry

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High school students in 11th grade and 12th grade
  • Recommended by high school science teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Strong academics and the potential to achieve in the sciences.

How to Apply:

  • Students are recommended by guidance counselor or science department.
  • Parental consent is required.
  • Students receive confirmation of acceptance directly from CMSRU.

Application Instructions:

The JUMP High application will open on April 16 and will close on August 1.


Selected participants will receive confirmation from CMSRU’s Office of Diversity and Community Affairs.


Michael Green, Program Coordinator
Phone: (856) 956-2773

2024-2025 Jump High Academy Dates

Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m.

  • October 12, 2024
  • November 9, 2024
  • December 14, 2024
  • February 8, 2025
  • March 15, 2025
  • April 12, 2025
  • May 10, 2025