Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free six-week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions; furthermore, participating students will be awarded a stipend.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing guidelines, and the closure of some campuses, SHPEP will again be a 100% virtual experience in summer 2021. The pandemic necessitated virtual implementation of SHPEP in 2020, and we are proud that the program was successfully delivered online to more than 930 scholars last summer. Therefore, the NPO is confident in the ability of our program sites to once again provide a valuable and transformative online experience to 2021 SHPEP scholars. Please continue to monitor our website for updates on the status of SHPEP 2021.

SHPEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences, including:
• Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics.
• Learning and study skills development, including methods of individual and group learning.
• Clinical exposure through virtual health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars.
• Career development sessions exploring the health professions and the health professions school admissions process, as well as the development of an education plan.
• A financial literacy and planning workshop that teaches financial principles and management strategies.
• A health policy seminar series, exposing scholars to current health policy issues, the policymaking process and analysis, health care financing, and the social determinants of health.
• An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.
Please visit our website to learn more about the program. If you have additional questions, please contact or 1 (866) 587- 6337 (toll-free).

Below are a few resources that will help you learn more about the program:
SHPEP Applicant Flyer
The Impact of SHPEP Video
The application deadline for SHPEP 2021 is Feb. 5!


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