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 The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School participates in the American Medical College Application & Letter Service. If you wish to submit an application for admission into the first-year class, apply directly through AMCAS.

Applications must include letters of recommendation (Pre-medical Advisory Committee evaluation or three academic recommendations) and MCAT scores in order to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. RWJMS requires three letters of recommendation (or committee evaluation) and allows up to 10 letters, the additional letters do not need to be from professors. We do welcome committee letters, but do not require them.

 Secondary Application

Upon receipt of the AMCAS application, applicants will receive an email directing them to complete a secondary application as well as to submit an $80 application fee. The secondary includes one page of short answers to be returned by e-mail. The $80 application fee may be paid by credit card or mailed back by check. Instructions on submitting the fee will be sent by email.

In an effort to broaden the holistic review of medical school applicants, beginning with the 2018 cycle RWJMS has adopted the CASPer test as a required assessment tool for the pre-interview screening phase of the admissions process. This innovative tool will allow the admissions committee to better identify personal attributes of candidates, such as ethics, empathy, cultural sensitivity, collaboration, resiliency and adaptability. All applicants who receive a secondary application are required to complete the CASPer test. You may register for the CASPer test and select our school as one receiving scores prior to receiving our welcome letter and secondary instructions. For more information on the CASPer test Click Here.

 The Interview Process

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Multiple Mini Interviews

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School utilizes Multiple Mini Interview Stations (MMI). The MMI is a series of 7 interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios. Applicants rotate through the stations, each with its own interviewer and scenario. The MMI allows the Admissions Committee to assess applicant characteristics and attributes we believe are important components in becoming a competent and caring physician.

The individual members who participate in the MMI sessions will not have access to the AMCAS or Secondary application during the MMI session. While students can discuss their backgrounds, qualifications, experiences during their interview visit, it is important to understand that the stations and scenarios will be the focus.

Summer Science Scholars Academy

The Summer Science Scholars Academy (S³A) is a fee-based three-week program designed for high-achieving secondary school students and/or those in gifted-and-talented programs. This is a non-residential summer experience.


The curriculum focuses on exploring the human body through a series of lectures, organ laboratories and clinical experiences. This program does not offer high school or college credit.

Core Courses
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Research Methods in Health
  • Patient-Centered Medicine
  • Science & Health Careers
  • Clinical Skills
  • Public Health
  • Research in Biomedical Sciences


  • Students entering grade 12 or June 2018 graduates
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5 (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • New Jersey resident

2018 Program Dates

June 25th - July 13th (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4PM)

Application Requirements

Students wishing to apply for the Summer Science Scholars Academy must submit the following:
  • Online application
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school math/science teacher or guidance counsellor

Applications will become available on November 1, 2017

Application Deadline EXTENDED: January 31, 2018

→ Apply to S3A

Please note that the online application must be completed by this date. By e-mail only, kindly provide in PDF format your transcript and letter of recommendation, written within 18 months. In the subject line, please indicate the student's name and email to: summerprogram@rwjms.rutgers.edu.

Notification of acceptance status will be emailed after March 1st.


  • Tuition: $2,500 per student (Scholarships are not available at this time.)
  • Commuter Parking available
  • Housing is not available
Physical address of program:

675 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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