UMDNJ New Jersey Medical and New Jersey Dental Schools
UMDNJ's SMDEP serves to advance our institution's core mission
of meeting society's current and future health care needs by preparing
individuals underrepresented in medicine and dentistry, and doing
so while championing cultural competency and humanism in all aspects
of education. SMDEP reaffirms our continued commitment to and involvement
in pipeline initiatives and will allow our two institutions to attain
even greater diversity. SMDEP will also allow us to continue strengthening
the academic portfolios of these college students so that they are
competitive candidates for medicine and dentistry.
Meals: A modest stipend is provided for breakfast and
lunch. Evening meals are provided six (6) days a week. Saturdays
scholars are on their own.
Travel Assistance: Not provided.
Stipend: Students will receive a stipend during weeks
2 and 4 of the program.
Housing: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey,
is the official site for housing the SMDEP scholars.
Health Insurance: Not provided. Scholars are asked to
bring their insurance cards in the event they require medical
Social Activities: Various student activities (e.g.,
cookout and welcoming party, open mic night, Swim and Serve
Pool Party/Walleyball Tournament) and visits to local attractions
such as Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.