The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) provides academic enrichment, professional development, clinical experiences, and financial planning workshops to freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students who are underrepresented in medicine. There are SHPEP programs at Columbia, Howard, Rutgers, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, UCLA and Drew University (combined), University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Louisville, University of Nebraska, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Washington, and Western University of the Health Sciences.
According to the SHPEP website, “these students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.”
The deadline for applying to the SHPEP is February 5, 2020.
–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting
Originally posted in 2013, 2014, 2016 and updated on December 2, 2019.