Stay connected by attending alumni events and conferences across the country.

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

March 26th, 2014

The Army, Navy, and Air Force offer a service scholarship to students who attend medical and dental school programs. If accepted, students receive full coverage of all tuition/fee charges as well as reimbursement of health insurance costs and other related school expenses. A monthly living stipend, which is currently around $2,000 per month, is also… Continue reading

Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST)

March 26th, 2014

FIRST is designed to help members of the academic medicine community navigate the complexities of financial aid, student debt, and money management. This service was created by the AAMC in collaboration with the medical school financial aid community and the AAMC’s Organization of Student Representatives. For more information, click here:

SMDEP Mini Recruitment Fair

December 4th, 2013

SMDEP will host a mini-fair during the Annual Grantees Meeting in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, December 4, 2013  from 2-5pm This is a FREE event for  pre-health students.   The recruitment fair is for the summer programs and the medical and dental schools. All 12 participating medical and dental schools of the SMDEP Program will have… Continue reading

Join PAEA and SMDEP for an Interactive Webinar on the Physician Assistant Profession

October 10th, 2013

Join the Physician Assistant Education Association and the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program for a live interactive webinar session on the PA profession. 1. Get acquainted with the PA profession; 2. Have questions? Get them answered by a PA; 3. Understand the role of a PA in medicine; and 4. Hear about upcoming events… Continue reading

SMDEP has a New Look

July 30th, 2013

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

Monique Trice

July 11th, 2013

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

Felix Contreras

July 11th, 2013

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