SHPEP is implemented at 12 universities across the nation. Each institution provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. Program sites vary on how they deliver each of these required components and their program start date.

Applicants should review institution-specific instructions, policies, and expectations regarding COVID-19 before applying to a program site.

Columbia University

SHPEP at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides students interested in pursuing a career within the health professions with a well-defined, integrated approach to learning, focusing on the core science curriculum needed to apply to health professions schools for medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, public health, nutrition, and occupational therapy. Students will engage in intense… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 17, 2022-July 29, 2022

Howard University

SHPEP at Howard University is committed to providing an outstanding academically enriched program that is intended to contribute to a culture of health and promote diversity in health care by strengthening the academic proficiency and team-based care approach of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. Howard offers the… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 5, 2022- July 16, 2022

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers University is an academic health leader that is shaping the future of human health, pioneering breakthroughs, and integrating care to keep the world well. Through the activities of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), Rutgers stands as one of America’s largest and most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 13, 2022- July 22, 2022

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Summer Health Professions Education Program is a partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine (SOM), School of Dentistry (SOD), School of Optometry (SOO), and School of Health Professions (SHP), home to the Physical Therapy program. The program goal is to increase diversity in health professions by recruiting and preparing underrepresented… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 6, 2022 – July 15, 2022

University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University

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… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 19, 2022 – July 30, 2022

University of Florida

UF SHPEP is an immersive program where scholars will engage in case-based learning and interprofessional experiences. Scholars will learn to prepare for the rigors of professional school through our academic program and workshops on successful study strategies. The University of Florida Health Science Center (UFHSC) houses six health related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public… Continue reading

Program Dates: May 9, 2022 - June 17, 2022

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges are pleased to offer an enriching six-week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. We strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 5, 2022- July 16, 2022

University of Louisville

“Shaping the Future of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy” The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Louisville, introduces prospective medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy scholars to the academic rigors of health professions education. Scholars will use team-based learning to integrate and apply the basic and social sciences centered on two major… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 6, 2022 – July 15, 2022

University of Nebraska

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) offers a dynamic and interdisciplinary academic enrichment experience that emphasizes a global approach to learning. Our cross-cutting interprofessional curriculum is comprised of faculty and staff from the UNMC Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. We strive to graduate confident and proud… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 22, 2022- August 2, 2022

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

UTHealth is an academic health center that educates more than 5,000 professionals each year, and that delivers health care to patients with diverse cultures, beliefs and nationalities. UTHealth is committed to creating an environment that values inclusion, collaboration, partnerships and teamwork to accomplish its mission. The UTHealth SHPEP is grounded in collaborative relationships between the… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 6, 2022-July 15, 2022

University of Washington

The UW SHPEP will emphasize a culture of health by encouraging scholars to consider from the cellular to the global level factors that influence health. In addition, scholars will be encouraged to explore what their unique role will be in improving the health of communities with curricula exploring self-identity, culture and personal strengths in a… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 20, 2022-July 29, 2022

Western University of Health Sciences

WesternU SHPEP offers an innovative interprofessional approach to its summer residential program through team-based learning of foundational science, interprofessional faculty teaching and learning, health disparities exploration and healthcare policy education, all centered on the experience of the patient. The primary goal for the WesternU SHPEP team is to strengthen the academic proficiency, clinical commitment, compassion… Continue reading

Program Dates: June 20, 2022 – July 29, 2022