Stay connected by attending alumni events and conferences across the country.

SHPEP Alumni Reception

November 11th, 2016

Join us for an alumni reception, where we’ll celebrate the recent expansion of the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), formerly Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). We invite you to join fellow scholars and friends during the AAMC Diversity Policy and Program’s Reception in Seattle, WA! There will be free food and drinks… Continue reading

American Indian Science & Engineering Society National Conference

November 10th, 2016

The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!  

National PA Week, October 6 – 12, 2016

October 6th, 2016

Join the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in celebration of PA week. What is a PA? A nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional who practices medicine and prescribes medication on healthcare teams with physicians and other healthcare providers. PAs are proven to create access, elevate health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction.

Health Professions Week, September 26 – 30, 2016

September 26th, 2016

Health Professions Week is an exciting, FREE week-long event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. Health Professions Week will provide prospective students from across the country with multiple opportunities to explore 19 health professions so they can identify the best career pathways for them. Students will… Continue reading

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Student Scholarship Pograms

August 5th, 2016

As a collective voice for academic nursing, AACN serves as the catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice. To view student scholarship programs supported by AACN, visit:

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships (NAHN)

August 5th, 2016

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs. Selection of recipients is based on need, current academic standing, whether they are a United States citizen or legal resident of the United States and other criteria. Scholarship recipients are a select group of Hispanic nursing students… Continue reading

Are you a MD, DO, DDS, or DMD with 20 minutes to spare?

August 1st, 2016

Diversity in the health professions is key to advancing innovation and broadening access to care in the United States. Efforts to support health professions students are critical to developing the next generation of diverse and culturally responsive leaders in health care. Mentoring has been shown to be instrumental in the success of students who are… Continue reading

SMDEP in the News

July 19th, 2016

WRAL news in Durham, NC highlights SMDEP at Duke University. Click here to view the news clip.

Roadmap to Becoming a Doctor Workshop & Student Recruitment Fair

June 25th, 2016

This event is open to all college and  high school students, parents, pre-health advisors, school administrators, and other interested individuals. View Flyer! >>