The SHPEP National Program Office offers a variety of online tools and resources to enhance the prehealth advising experience to maximize your advisees’ chances for acceptance into the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).

 


The Impact of Prehealth Advisors

 

Prehealth advisors are a pivotal component of outreach and recruitment for SHPEP; in fact, they are the #1 referral source of applicants for SHPEP. The data below provides statistics on advisors’ impact when recruiting students from diverse backgrounds to apply to SHPEP.

By the Numbers (Converting Registrants¹ to Submitters²)

Application Year Prehealth Advisor Referrals SHPEP Website Referrals
2019 53.4% 46.7%
2020 50.4% 47.4%
2021 50.4% 48.6%

By the Numbers (Converting Submitters² to Completers³)

Application Year Prehealth Advisor Referrals SHPEP Website Referrals
2019 79.5% 78.9%
2020 83.0% 81.3%
2021 84.6% 80.2%

By the Numbers (Converting Completers³ to Matriculants⁴)

Application Year Prehealth Advisor Referrals SHPEP Website Referrals
2019 29.6% 28.0%
2020 29.0% 31.6%
2021 38.3% 34.6%

Key Terms in the SHPEP Application Process

Registrant¹: an applicant who has initiated the application but has not yet submitted.
Submitter²: an applicant who has submitted their application prior to the deadline.
Completer³: an applicant who has submitted their application prior to the deadline AND has submitted all application materials (post-secondary institution transcript(s) and a letter of recommendation).
Matriculant: an applicant who was accepted and participated in the program.


Prehealth Advisor Workshop

 

This 2.5-hour workshop is designed to provide advisors with tips to help you in conversations with students and highlight the impact you can have through your role to diversify the health professions.


Downloadable Resources

Are you assisting students with their SHPEP applications? We encourage all prehealth advisors to download the PDF of a blank SHPEP application to get a feel for the questions students are required to answer. Please note that students must submit the SHPEP online application and should not submit the PDF version to the National Program Office.  
Spread the word about the Summer Health Professions Education Program. We encourage all prehealth advisors and active supporters of our initiative to download our promotional materials for increased awareness of the program.  
Use this FAQ to better prepare your SHPEP applicants for a successful application process.