Research Programs at Rutgers

Access Med

Access Med is a consortia program for undergraduates offered by Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It was formed to provide academic enrichment, support, and counseling for groups currently underrepresented in medicine. Perhaps most importantly, Access Med offers the opportunity to gain early admission to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) in the senior year at Rutgers University.

BA/MD Program with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The BA/MD Program with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick is open to students on any campus of Rutgers University. An application is made during the sophomore year.

Biomedical Careers Program

The Biomedical Careers Program (BCP) began in 1978 to serve undergraduate students by offering an intensive six-week summer academic enrichment program in the sciences and healthcare-oriented activities. The program is sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University (New Brunswick campus), and the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund.

Continuing Umbrella for Research Experience

The CURE (Continuing Umbrella for Research Experience) Program provides research training and academic and professional enrichment activities for highly motivated local high school and undergraduate underrepresented minority students. The program is funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute and Johnson & Johnson.

The Douglass Project

The Douglass Project provides women in the STEM fields with personal, professional, and leadership development opportunities and provides support systems that encourage women to recognize their abilities, attain their educational goals, and ultimately pursue careers in the STEM fields.

Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences

The Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) is an academic support unit within the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers. The goal of ODASIS is to increase the recruitment and academic success of underrepresented students, as well as educationally and economically disadvantaged students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.

The Rutgers University Pipeline-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (RUP-IMSD)

RUP-IMSD provides funded research opportunities and mentoring for RU students who are considering research-related careers in the biological/biomedical sciences. Students selected to participate will receive a stipend while working for 10 weeks during the summer in a Rutgers research lab. Students in their sophomore or junior year are eligible. Following the summer program, academic-year mentoring, financial support for research, and funds to attend a scientific conference are available. RUP-IMSD is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which seeks to increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research careers. We, therefore, encourage students to apply who are: (1) from groups historically under-represented in the biomedical sciences; (2) individuals with disabilities; or (3) individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Information on research programs for high school students