The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a free six-week summer enrichment and residential program for first and second year college students interested in the health professions.
Hosted at 13 institutions across the nation, the program aims to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.
SHPEP at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) provides scholars with an interest in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, and Physician’s Assistant Studies with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. SHPEP pays for all travel, housing, meals, and provides a stipend!
To be eligible, you 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
Other factors for consideration include that a student:
- Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
- Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
- Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
- Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.
The SHPEP program at UNMC is June 4 - July 14, 2017. If you meet the requirements above we encourage you to apply! Please share this information if you know students that qualify for this opportunity.