Welcome to SMDEP’s new Website! The National Program Office hopes our web page redesign will make it easier to learn about the program, find and share information, resources, and best-practices, and connect with the program and alumni. Highlights of the new website: Easier Navigation New features such as Share Your Story Mobile friendly Explore and… Continue reading

Meet Monique Trice. Second year student at University of Louisville Dental School, her plans are to return home to Enterprise, Ala., with a deeper understanding of the hurdles of access that her community confronts. Enterprise, a community of 27,000 and 80 miles south of Montgomery, is predominantly white and blue collar. Many residents rely on… Continue reading

Meet Felix German Contreras, 22, a second-year student at Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey on a sure-footed path to health sciences. Phi Theta Kappa. Environmental Club President. Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club Staff Assistant.  Medical school-bound. His is the bedrock story of the immigrant “Dreamer” —a life transformed. Who knew this was… Continue reading