Program Contact

Contact: Jam Harley

Phone Number: (310) 825-9573


Program Information

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: June 19, 2022 – July 30, 2022

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.

COVID-19 Institution Policies:

Masks are required for all indoor activities at this site.

Vaccination is required to attend this site.

More information regarding the campus COVID-19 policies:

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 have a meal card through the dorms for the 6 weeks

Stipend: $600 


Social Activities: Small group activities with student mentors, large group social hour, movie nights.