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Aspiring Physicians: Discover a Career in Medicine


"I was on the fence about a career in medicine before I did MEDacademy, but after the four weeks I got to spend at CMSRU visiting the cadaver lab, learning from faculty and meeting physicians, I was not only sure I wanted to be a doctor but I was also sure I wanted to come to CMSRU. I applied to Rowan's 3+4 BS/MD program and was fortunate enough to get accepted. Everyone at CMSRU is always so eager to answer your questions and provide guidance which is a huge comfort since the decision to become a physician can be incredibly daunting."

- Srishti Dhar ‘20
CMSRU M1 Student
MEDacademy Class of 2016

Have you ever wondered about becoming a doctor? MEDacademy can provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the world of medicine. Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) is looking for highly motivated and talented high school students interested in becoming a physician. If you will be a rising high school junior or senior in summer 2022, MEDacademy may be the medical education program for you.

The four-week summer day program introduces high school students to medical school and helps to refine their particular interest in health care. Students are exposed to four featured medical specialties - Pathology, Cardiopulm, GI and Neurology - and participate in lectures, hands-on demonstrations, case-based learning activities, and interactive clinical simulations taught by our faculty, medical students and staff. Students experience firsthand what it is like to be a doctor, learning from featured guest speakers and guided tours of Cooper University Hospital (contingent on CUHC’s policy of allowing visitors, based on the COVID-19 global health pandemic). To conclude the full medical school experience, students present a final group research project during our closing ceremony on July 29, 2022.

We anticipate that MEDacademy will be back in-person, onsite at CMSRU in Camden, NJ for 2022. Students who complete the program successfully will receive 3 undergraduate credits, which can be applied directly to the Biology major at Rowan University, or as elective credits for other majors.

Summer 2022 Dates: July 5-29, 2022

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Eligible Candidates

•High school students entering junior or senior year
• Excellent academic standing: GPA of 3.3 or above
• Successful completion of math and science courses
• Demonstrated interest in medicine


Please read our FAQs for more program information.

“MEDacademy has allowed me to realize that I want to go into the medical field without a doubt. The speakers have instilled in me that being happy and being a surgeon or doctor can definitely happen. It has been an experience that will stay with me for many years to come.” - Gabrielle Audu, Class of 2016

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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
401 South Broadway
Camden, New Jersey 08103


MEDacademy is located at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, 401 South Broadway, Camden, New Jersey, 08103. MEDacademy is an all-day program.

Kristyn Kent, Program Director
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