Ryan Nuñez is currently a senior at Secaucus High school with ambitions of pursuing a career in health and medicine. This past summer he was accepted to the New Jersey Medical School’s 2012 Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Youth Scholars Program (SYSP). SYSP is a six-week competitive program from June to August designed to provide diverse students with SAT preparation, academic enrichment with science courses and exposure to the practice of medicine, career planning and community service projects. Ryan attended classes daily at New Jersey Medical School which included Anatomy and physi ology instruction, various lab tours, guest medical lectures and college tours to the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Upon successful completion of the program, Ryan was accepted this Fall to the Pre-Medical Honors program offered at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The program exposes qualified high school students interested in health care careers to lectures by New Jersey Medical School professors, followed by didactic sessions conducted by faculty members and medical students. Ryan is currently attending these evening courses and will have the opportunity to enroll in some elective courses offered such as Basic Life Support.