Summer Health Professions Education Program

Summer Health Professions Education Program

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The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) provides students interested in health careers the opportunity for a transformative summer experience. This FREE six-week summer enrichment program helps college students enhance their academic proficiency and career development opportunities within a particular health profession. The program has been shaping careers and changing the lives of premedical and predental college students for 27 years, formerly as Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). SHPEP recently expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions, including physical therapy! Participation in the summer enrichment program may better position students for acceptance into advanced degree programs. To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and identify with a group that is underrepresented in the health professions. The program dates differ depending on what institution the program is offered through, but the application deadline for each is March 1, 2017. To learn more about the program, discover institutions that it is offered through, and to apply, students should click here.



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Emory, Va. Campus: P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327 (map)    276.944.4121
Marion, Va. Campus: 565 Radio Hill Rd., Marion, Va. 24354 (map)    276.944.6342 ·  276.781.7200