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Are you a Freshman or Sophomore interested in a career in the health professions? Check out this really great program next summer:

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) offers an educational opportunity for first- and second-year college students interested in exploring a career in the health professions. The program’s focus is on increasing the diversity of health professionals. The career tracks include dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health.

Apply today and start building a successful career in the health professions.

The application deadline is February 5, 2020

Additional information about the program and the online application can be accessed at the SHPEP national website, and more specific information about the UW’s program site can be found here. This is a free 6-week summer enrichment program for first-year and sophomore college students from underrepresented and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds interested in health careers. Students are also paid a $600 stipend. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this information to the pre-health students, faculty, and advisors in your networks. If anyone would like print copies of the brochure and/or flier, please reach out to Nora Coronado, the UW SHPEP Program Director.

Student informational webinar is scheduled:

Monday, December 23rd, 10:00-11:00 AM PST

Participating SHPEP Institutions

  • Columbia University
  • Howard University
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • University of Florida
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Washington
  • Western University of Health Sciences

National SHPEP website with information and application