SMDEP is a FREE six-week summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who are interested in a career in medicine or dentistry. SMDEP is implemented at 12 sites across the nation and participants engage in stimulating courses in the basic sciences and quantitative topics, shadow dentists and physicians to observe patient care, learn about the application process, and participate in financial planning and health policy workshops.
SMDEP is focused on building a diverse dental and medical workforce across the nation. Since the program began in 1987, over 19,000 students have participated in the program. To date, over 5,000 participants have graduated from MD granting institutions, and over 2,300 are currently enrolled in dental and medical school, or other health professions schools. Participants often cite SMDEP as a life changing experience.
The program is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association. The application cycle for the 2013 summer program opened November 1, 2012 and the deadline is March 1, 2013. To learn more about the program visit www.smdep.org<http://www.smdep.org>.
Bridgette A. Waldron, MPA
Specialist, Communications and Alumni Initiatives
Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
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