Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)


Eligibility Requirements

– 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; and

– Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Other factors that are considered at time of application:

  • -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

-Applicant indicates a strong interest in the health professions and has completed at least one to two semesters of a science course

-Applicant has a compelling personal statement, diversity essay, and a strong letter of recommendation from a college professor