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.




Program Launched


Scholars Accepted


In Person
06/07/2023 8:00am

SAID Conference

SAID is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the unique needs of Indigenous dentists, while also increasing the number of Indigenous dentists in the United States. June 7-10, 2023 Omaha, NE Creighton University School of Dentistry The Society of American Indian Dentists will gather at the Creighton…

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. Alzeir earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington, 2021. He will be attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, summer 2023.

  • 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.