GLASSBORO, N.J. (CBS) – A new summer program at Rowan University will introduce students to urban health care.

The program is called PULSE – Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment Program – at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. It will give undergraduate college students an introduction to urban health care, including health disparities, infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology.

Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell-Williams says it also includes community service.

“By working in a soup kitchen or in a homeless shelter for example, they are exposed to the disparities that occur in an urban setting.”

The PULSE program is especially looking for students who typically represent the people they will be serving — underrepresented in medicine and/or from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio