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Summer Health Professions Education Program - University of Florida*



SHPEP is implemented at 12 universities across the nation. Each institution 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. Program sites vary on how they deliver each of these required components and their program start date.  Program types include dental, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy and public health.  

UF SHPEP is an immersive program where scholars will engage in case-based learning and interprofessional experiences. Scholars will learn to prepare for the rigors of professional school through our academic program and workshops on successful study strategies. The University of Florida Health Science Center (UFHSC) houses six health related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). It is the only health science center in the southeast, and one out of three nationally, where all six colleges of health are co-located on the same campus. The UFHSC provides students who are interested in the medical, dental, pharmacy, or public health pathways an opportunity to explore career choices in a collaborative and collegial environment.

* For current information, refer to the program website listed on this page under "contact information."