SHPEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences:
Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics.
Learning and study skills development, including methods of individual and group learning.
Clinical exposure through small-group rotations in health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites.
Career development sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions, the admissions process, and the development of an individualized education plan.
A financial literacy and planning workshop that informs students of financial concepts and strategies.
A health policy seminar series to expose scholars to a larger view of health care, health systems, and the social determinants of health.
An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.
SHPEP is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.
Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Must not have previously participated in the program.
Other factors for consideration include that a student:
Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background;
Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.
Fecha límite para solicitar: Febrero 15, 2019