Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP

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 Deadline: 

February 15, 2019
   

Start Date: 

Summer
   

Duration: 

6 weeks, start and end dates vary by program
   

Location: 

Various nationwide
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. 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. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.
   

Benefits: 

ll the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site.

   

Major(s): 

Neurobiology
Biological Sciences
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
See website for more information

   

GPA: 

2.5

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

SMDEP Representative
Association of American Medical Colleges, Minority Medical Education Program
2450 N Street, N. W.
Washington, DC 20037-1127
Phone: (866) 587-6337    
Email: smep@aamc.org

 

Program Website: 

http://www.shpep.org/apply-to-shpep/admission-process/
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