For High School Students, Grades 9-12
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PHocus: A Summer Experience for High School Students (Public Health: Outbreaks, Communities, and Urban Studies) is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the Rutgers School
of Public Health. Students will explore population health and learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, the basic science of public health.

Students can expect a variety of experiences including mock outbreaks, hands-on population health and community disease activities, a laboratory session, and conversations with public heath scientists and practitioners.

Eligibility: Who Should Apply?

High school students entering 9th - 12th grade in Fall 2018 may apply for Summer 2018 PHocus
S ummer Experience

Sessions: Choose from Two Sessions

Session 1: June 25 - June 29, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm -- At Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ


Session 2: July 30 - August 3, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm – At Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102


$395 per student (Scholarships areavailable for those with financial need.)

For More Information:
Rutgers School of Public Health
683 Hoes Lane West, Room 115
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-235-9752

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What is Public Health?

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live,
learn, work and play. Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.
–From American Public Health Association

How to Apply

A few seats are still available -- contact us to let us know you are interested!
Apply Now

Applying is easy!
Go to the 2018 PHocus Summer Experience application >>

Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality academic experience. The program’s selective admissions process is based on a student’s written essay and a teacher recommendation, as well as have a strong motivation and willingness to explore public health.