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

American Dental Association

April 10th, 2014

Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association (ADA) is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral… Continue reading

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

March 26th, 2014

An organization representing academic dentistry, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Founded in 1923, ADEA has existed to serve the curious youngster wondering how to become a dentist, the hardworking educator training the dental professionals of the future, and those striving for scientific or public policy improvements in oral… Continue reading

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

March 26th, 2014

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers tax-free loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they’re most needed. To view the NHSC loan repayment options, click here: NHSC Loan Repayment.    

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

March 26th, 2014

The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of your pre-professional careers. Since IHS began providing scholarship support to American Indian and Alaska Native students to pursue health profession careers in 1978, the program has grown to support, educate… Continue reading

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