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Medical Science Academy

Our Medical Science Academy is a 28-week program that blends didactic and active participatory experiences for high school honor students who are interested in becoming physicians. Students participate in integrated and thematically-organized presentations with guest speakers who represent the medical and health care professions. Presenters address a broad array of topics, such as responsibilities to themselves, their patients, their institutions and their communities. Many also discuss current information relevant to their specialty field.

The Program highlights osteopathic medicine, its principles, and its contributions to wellness. Students experience a variety of hands-on opportunities, including:
  • Exposure to a basic view of the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems.
  • Exposure to the process of diagnosing, treating, and preventing illness.
  • Sensitivity to the biopsychosocial dynamics that are present when diagnosing and treating a patient.
  • The opportunity to ask questions that involve synthesis and analysis of sophisticated concepts and theories.
  • Execution of basic technical skills needed to perform minimal office laboratory tests and diagnoses.
  • Ability to formulate and test hypotheses and have strategies to draw logical conclusions.
  • Utilization of learning tools and attitudes when pursuing higher education goals.
  • Awareness of the significant contributors to well-being, with a goal to incorporate positive changes when possible.
  • Selection of career goals that suit their needs and interests; pursuit of the guidelines and requirements to enable them to realize individual potential.

Medical Science Academy Requirements and Application

If you are interested in our program and meet the selection requirements below, please complete the application below.

  • Honor student, spring semester of Junior year of high school, applying for Senior year participation.
  • Student in one of the following counties: Camden, Gloucester, or Burlington.
  • Availability: program meets weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at 856-566-7050 if you have any questions about the program or application process.