Summer Health Professions Education Program

Term: Summer

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Program Sites

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. You can view the list of sites here.

Eligibility Requirements

All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  • 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.
  • Must not have previously participated in the program.

For additional information about the program and application requirement visit SHPEP.

Fact Sheet

Discipline:
STEM
Eligibility:
Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Fellowships, First Year, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Summer Opportunity
Region:
North America
Term:
Summer

Dates & Deadlines

Summer
2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Admissions Decision Date: 
Program Dates: