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Summer Health Professions Education Program

College of Dentistry
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
School of Physician Assistant Studies
College of Public Health & Health Professions
College of Veterinary Medicine

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.

SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

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The 6-week program will take place on the University of Florida campus, with on-campus room and board. We are very excited about this opportunity and hope that this will be an informative experience for students interested in the Health Science field.


Outline of Events: May 22, 2017 – June 30, 2017

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Welcome & Orientation: Careers in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Mary Brown and Alex Avelino

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Tour of Histology with Dr. David Baekey and Heart Sound Library with Dr. Amara Estrada

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Experience The Clinical Skills Lab with Dr. Amy Stone, Dr. Julia Wuerz, and Joice Gardner


Contact Information and General Questions

Takeshia Pierre, MPH Application Information: Additional Questions:
SHPEP Program Coordinator The National SHPEP Website Frequently Asked Questions
tpierre@dental.ufl.edu