Explore the health professions with our free summer program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer program for students to explore their interests in medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and more. The program takes place at our 12 partner institutions and offers students a chance to develop healthcare skills, plan academic journeys, get clinical exposure, and network.


30,000+

Alums

1989

Program Launched

998

Scholars Accepted

Upcoming

Virtual
09/01/2022 12:00am

SHPEP Ambassador Application Opens September 1, 2022

An SHPEP Ambassador is a former participant who volunteers to recruit eligible applicants for the program. SHPEP Ambassadors are expected to recruit eligible applicants using promotional materials provided by the National Program Office by: hosting or participating in campus outreach activities, sharing program information with pre-health advisors and other influential college/university staff, and sharing your experience as a program participant with students

Our Alumni

  • Asha Morrow, MD

    Dr. Asha Morrow attended SMDEP in 2007 at Columbia University. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 2013, and now lives in Houston, Texas, where she is a pediatric emergency physician.

  • Omar Alzeir

    Mr. Alzier is a pre-medical student and earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington in 2021. He participated in SHPEP at the University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University in 2020. He is currently a SHPEP ambassador and a member of the SHPEP Engaging Men Committee.

  • Johnsean Ramos

    Mr. Ramos participated in SHPEP in 2019 at the University of Louisville. He studied industrial microbiology at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez. Today, he is a first year pharmacy student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

  • Sydney Turner

    Ms. Turner attended SHPEP in 2019 at the University of Texas Houston Science Center. She graduated May 2022 from Agnes Scott College. Today, Ms. Turner is a traditional BSN, 3rd semester nursing student at Nell Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University.

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