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Summer Health Professions Education Program - Nebraska*



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.  

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) offers a dynamic and interdisciplinary academic enrichment experience that emphasizes a global approach to learning. Our cross-cutting interprofessional curriculum is comprised of faculty and staff from the UNMC Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, and Allied Health Professions (Physical Therapy). We strive to graduate confident and proud SHPEP Scholars’ ready to pursue their educational goals and dreams. Our six week program is focused around essential competences required of successful health professionals of tomorrow, who will be tasked with assuring health equity and delivering culturally and linguistically competent health care services. Critical elements of the UNMC SHPEP curriculum include a broad spectrum of resilience and personal health and wellness promotion, fostering self-care practices, problem solving, time-, and financial management, and study skills. UNMC SHPEP Scholars are involved in a wide range of academic enrichment activities in the basic and social sciences, and interactive workshops aimed at strengthening students’ research and inquiry skills. Multiple career development sessions are intentionally distributed across all of the represented disciplines and will be used to direct scholars towards the exploration of various health professions, and demystifying the admissions process. The University Nebraska Medical Center is committed to growing a diverse and passionate health professions workforce. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented and divergent backgrounds to apply.\

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