SHPEP Info Session (Summer Health Professions Education Program)

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

The University of Iowa Health Sciences Colleges are pleased to offer a FREE enriching six-week experience with SHPEP. The Health Sciences Colleges include the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Public Health. We strongly believe in the value of exposing students from underrepresented backgrounds to the possibility of pursuing health fields and supporting their goals in accomplishing that dream to help improve the health of society at large.

Eligibility Requirements-
All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

*Be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application
*Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
*Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
*Not have previously participated in the program.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

*Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
*Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
*Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
*Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.

At this session you will learn about the program and its qualifications and get tips on the application process.

If you have any questions about the program or this event contact Monique Galpin at monique-galpin@uiowa.edu