Are you a Freshman or Sophomore who might be interested in a summer Health Professions program? The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a transformative summer experience for students interested in the health professions. Formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), SHPEP has been shaping careers and changing the lives of premedical and predental college students for over 30 years. Now, in addition to dentistry and medicine, the program offers opportunities to explore other health careers, including nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and public health. The FREE six-week summer enrichment program prepares college students for a career in the health professions by enhancing their academic proficiency and providing career development opportunities. Participation in SHPEP may better position students for acceptance into advanced-degree programs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing guidelines, and the closure of some campuses, SHPEP will be a 100% virtual experience in summer 2021. The pandemic necessitated virtual implementation of SHPEP in 2020, and the program was successfully delivered online to more than 930 scholars last summer.
The deadline for the application is February 5th, 2021! If you are interested, check out the SHPEP website here!