Contact: Jam Harley
Phone Number: (310) 825-9573
Location: University of California Los Angeles Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing and Charles R. Drew University School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA
Start/End Dates: July 6, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Academic Credit: No
At the UCLA/ CDU SHPEP, we are committed to developing future leaders that will change the face of medicine, dentistry and nursing as well as to improve health care delivery, policy and research in underserved communities. Our faculty advisors, caring staff, community members and supportive fellow classmates are part of a vibrant campus community that will enthusiastically support you as you pursue your personal goals and turn them into accomplishments.
The UCLA/ CDU SHPEP mission is to serve as a model learning community in which scholars examine a variety of healthcare issues affecting medically underserved communities through problem-based learning cases, lectures, clinical experiences, small-group discussions, and a simulated health disparities project. Scholars will also improve their learning skills and strengthen their foundation in science. Upon completion of this six-week program, scholars will be more aware of the urgent need for health care professionals in medically underserved communities and of the educational pathways that lead to providing medical, dental, and nursing services to underserved populations.
Clinical Experience: In addition to the rigorous academic enrichment curriculum, all scholars will participate in weekly problem-based learning workshops on clinical cases, and a virtual clinical skills simulation experiences.
Meals: Students will receive a meal subsidy.
Social Activities: Small group activities with student mentors, large group social hour, movie nights.