Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) application is now open!

Formerly SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program), the program has expanded for the Summer of 2017 to include a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant.

This free academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions is hosted at 13 institutions across the United States.

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the program’s goal is to increase diversity in the health professions. The program offers the following experiences:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences
  • Career development activities
  • Learning and study skills seminars
  • Exposure to clinical settings
  • Workshops on financial planning and health policy

The curriculum will also expose participants to concepts and the practice of Interprofessional education.

The application for this program closes on March 1, 2017, however, there is a also an early admission deadline on February 1.

If you are interested, it is strongly encouraged that you apply early.

For more information about SMDEP, click here.