Program Contact

Contact: Maria J. Moreno

Phone Number: (909) 638-2384

Email: morenom@westernu.edu

Program Information

Location: Southern California campus of Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, 30 miles east of Los Angeles.

Website: http://www.westernu.edu/shpep/

Start/End Dates: June 21, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Academic Credit: No

Overview

The WesternU Summer Health Professions Education Program offers an innovative approach to academic enrichment in basic sciences through team-based learning. WesternU SHPEP is a rigorously inter-professional program offered in a diverse and vibrant urban environment. Student learning of foundational science, inter-professional teamwork, health disparities, and healthcare policy will be driven by weekly clinical cases.

Western University of Health Sciences is a comprehensive graduate health sciences university in the city of Pomona, 30 miles east of Los Angeles. In addition to the career pathways in Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy and Optometry.

Clinical Experience: Due to Covid-19, there will be no in-person clinical shadowing. However, depending clinical track, there may be telemedicine clinical shadowing availabilities

Finances

Meals: A meal subsidy will be distributed to program participants. More information will be provided once students are accepted to WesternU SHPEP.

Stipend: $600 stipend will be distributed to program participants. More information will be provided once students are accepted to WesternU SHPEP.

 

Living

Social Activities: Virtual Social Activities will be led by Resident Peer Advisors (RPAs) who are alums of WesternU SHPEP