Reminder: Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) deadline is March 1, 2014

Program Overview

The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation.

· Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics

· Learning-Skills Development-including study skills and methods of individual and group learning

· Clinical exposure through small-group clinical rotations and full-group clinician seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites

· Career development, including the exploration of the medical and dental careers, other health professions and an individualized education plan to identify other appropriate enrichment activities

· Financial planning workshop and health policy seminars

All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is now accepting applications for this summer! SMDEP is a FREE six week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists.

Students who meet the following eligibility requirements may be accepted at one of our 12 program sites:

· Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college;

· Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5;

· Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and

· Not have previously participated in SMDEP.

SMDEP is implemented at 12 program sites (80 students per site) across the nation. Each program site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. This residential program is hosted by the following participating institutions:

· Case Western Reserve University of Medicine and Dental Medicine

· Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and College of Dental Medicine

· Duke University School of Medicine

· Howard University Colleges of Art and Sciences, Dentistry, and Medicine

· David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA School of Dentistry

· Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

· The University of Texas School of Dentistry and Medical School at Houston

· University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

· University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry

· University of Virginia School of Medicine

· University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

· Yale University School of Medicine

Please visit our website for the application at smdep.

Thank you.

SMDEP National Program Office

Bridgette (Waldron) Hudson, MPA
Communications and Alumni Relations Specialist

Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1127
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