Program Contact

Contact: Marcus D. Howard, MPH

Phone Number: (212) 305-4157 (email preferred)

Email: shpep-ps@columbia.edu

Program Information

Location: New York, NY

Website: https://www.ps.columbia.edu/shpep

Start/End Dates: June 18, 2021-July 30, 2021

Academic Credit: No

Overview

SHPEP at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides students interested in pursuing a career within the health professions with a well-deļ¬ned, integrated approach to learning, focusing on the core science curriculum needed to apply to health professions schools for medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, public health, nutrition, and occupational therapy. Students will engage in intense coursework, labs, learning-skills, and career development courses during the six weeks of the program while participating in wellness sessions and seminars.

The program strives to help students enhance and improve their chances of becoming successful applicants and students at the health professions school of their choice.

Clinical Experience: Clinical experiences will be incorporated into the curriculum through simulation-based learning. Body Interact, a virtual patient simulator, supports the effective practice of clinical reasoning and decision-making skills through realistic virtual patient scenarios. Students will be exposed to lifelike situations and will be able to observe changes in visible signs and symptoms or lab tests that will help them to treat a patient. The patient reacts to everything students do. The virtual patient simulator allows scholars to train their mind to think and prepare for the real world, in a safe environment.

Finances

Meals: Students will receive a meal subsidy.

Stipend: A $600 stipend per scholar will be distributed in three installments (week 1, week 3, and week 6).

Living

Social Activities: Scholars will be able to foster a sense of community through various group activities (e.g. virtual Zoom hangouts, virtual museum tours, cooking classes, virtual plays, etc.). Social activities will be planned and led by Teaching Assistants.