Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free six-week summer enrichment and residential program for first- and second-year college students interested in the health professions. This program follows the former MMEP, SMEP and SMDEP programs.

Hosted at twelve institutions across the nation, the program aims to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions while preparing them for successful application and matriculation to health professions graduate and professional schools. The Columbia University Irving Medical Center site is catered to students who are interested in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Physical Therapy professions.

As healthcare disparities continue to persist, SHPEP is committed to developing tomorrow's change leaders in helping build a Culture of Health in their communities and across the nation.

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