PHocus - High School Students, Grades 9-12
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 will participate in a variety of activities to learn about population health and community disease and have conversations with public health scientists and practitioners.
Eligibility: Who Should Apply?
High school students entering 9th - 12th grade in Fall 2021 or high school students who graduate from high school in 2021 may apply for the Summer 2021 PHocus Summer Experience.
Session Format and Dates:
The Summer 2021 PHocus Summer Experience will be held virutally via Zoom from July 12-16, 2021, 10:00am-1:00pm each day.
- Students will be expected to participate remotely via Zoom for the full PHocus Summer Experience (five days total).
- Students will be expected to complete a few independent asynchronous activities as homework (less than 60 minutes each day) after each day's virtual sessions.
- Students interested in participating must have access to a computer with video capabilities and internet to participate via Zoom.
There is no fee to apply but there is a registration and enrollment fee of $150 per student for students accepted into the program. (Scholarships may be availalbe for those needing financial assistance.)
For More Information:
Email the PHocus Team
For July 2021 Session
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
The PHocus application for Summer 2021 is now available. The Early Decision Deadline is April 9 and the Regular Deadline is May 10.
The PHocus application for Summer 2021 > >