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.
High school students entering 9th - 12th grade in Fall 2023 or high school students who graduate from high school in 2023 may apply for the Summer 2023 PHocus Summer Experience.
The Summer 2023 PHocus Summer Experience will be held in-person in two locations. High school students may apply online for one of two sessions being offered:
There is no fee to apply but there is a registration and enrollment fee of $395 per student for students accepted into the program. (Scholarships may be available for those needing financial assistance.)