Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

About Us

Program Overview:

The WesternU Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers an innovative approach to academic enrichment in the basic sciences  through team-based learning.  WesternU SHPEP is a rigorously inter-professional program offered in a diverse and vibrant urban environment. Student learning of foundational science, inter-professional teamwork, heath disparities and healthcare policy will be driven by weekly clinical cases. Hands-on training in clinical skills is provided in a wide range of health professions through the WesternU Colleges of Dentistry, Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry and Physical Therapy. Additionally have an opportunity to explore Allied Health, Graduate Nursing, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences as availability permits. Student accommodations and dining are provided at our host-housing college, Pitzer College.

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WesternU SHPEP Program Dates: June 20, 2020 – July 31, 2020

Flight Arrivals: Friday, June 19, 2020

Opening Ceremony: Saturday, June 20, 2020

Curriculum: June 22, 2020 – July 31, 2020

Closing Ceremony: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Flight Departures: Sunday, August 2, 2020

We look forward to seeing your application!


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