SHPEP is implemented at 13 universities across the nation. Each institution provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. Program sites vary on how they deliver each of these required components and their program start date.
*Sites are contingent upon final funding confirmation by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on an annual basis. Please check back in November for the most updated information.
SHPEP at Columbia University Medical Center provides students interested in pursuing a career within the health professions with a well-defined, integrated approach to learning, focusing on the core science curriculum needed to apply to health professions schools for medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and nutrition. Students will engage in intense coursework,… Continue reading
SHPEP at Howard University is committed to providing an outstanding academically enriched program that is intended to contribute to a culture of health and promote diversity in health care by strengthening the academic proficiency and team based care approach of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. Howard offers… Continue reading
The Summer Health Professions Education Program at LSUHSC-New Orleans is strongly committed to increasing the number of students from underrepresented/underserved, rural, and/or disadvantaged backgrounds who are skilled, confident, and motivated to remain and succeed in challenging academic programs/majors that are designed to support health sciences careers. Therefore, our program will incorporate our Health Sciences Center’s… Continue reading
This innovative program will cultivate the successful interprofessional leaders of tomorrow who will have the knowledge, skills and attitude to impact the health and healthcare of our communities. The Summer Health Professions Education Program encompasses Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Ernest Mario School Pharmacy that offer programs beginning… Continue reading
The Summer Health Professions Education Program is a partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine (SOM), School of Dentistry (SOD), School of Optometry (SOO), and School of Health Professions (SHP), home to the Physician Assistant program. The program goal is to increase diversity in health professions by recruiting and preparing underrepresented… Continue reading
At the UCLA/Drew SHPEP, we are committed to developing future leaders that will change the face of medicine, dentistry and nursing as well as to improve health care delivery, policy and research in underserved communities. Our faculty advisors, caring staff, community members and supportive fellow classmates are part of a vibrant campus community that will… Continue reading
The University of Florida Health Science Center (UFHSC) houses six health related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). It is the only health science center in the southeast, and one out of three nationally, where all six colleges of health are co-located on the same campus. The UFHSC… Continue reading
The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges is pleased to offer an enriching six week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. We strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of… Continue reading
“Shaping the Future of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy” The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Louisville, introduces prospective medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy scholars to the academic rigors of health professions education. Scholars will use team-based learning to integrate and apply the basic and social sciences centered on two major… Continue reading
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), is one of the nation’s leading academic health science centers and Nebraska’s only state supported health science center. UNMC’s mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. UNMC supports… Continue reading
UTHealth is an academic health center that educates more than 5,000 professionals each year, and that delivers health care to patients with diverse cultures, beliefs and nationalities. UTHealth is committed to creating an environment that values inclusion, collaboration, partnerships and teamwork to accomplish its mission. The UTHealth SHPEP is grounded in collaborative relationships between the… Continue reading
The UW SHPEP will emphasize a culture of health by encouraging scholars to consider from the cellular to the global level factors that influence health. In addition, scholars will be encouraged to explore what their unique role will be in improving the health of communities with curricula exploring self-identity, culture and personal strengths in a… Continue reading
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, heath disparities and healthcare policy will be driven by weekly clinical cases. Western University… Continue reading