How to Apply

SHPEP Application Guide

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

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

Important Dates

Admission is competitive, apply early!

Submit Application Materials

Applications will only be reviewed by designated program sites once the National Program Office processes the following materials in accordance with the admissions guidelines:

  1. The online SHPEP application, which includes one essay prompt. An AAMC account is required to access the application. Register for an AAMC account only if you do not already have one.
  2. One official transcript from every U.S., U.S. Territorial, or Canadian post-secondary institution attended sent directly by the institution’s registrar’s office. Please review the Transcript Requirements section for more information.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a qualified reference. Please review the Recommendation Requirements section for more information.

You can review the Application Checklist to ensure that you have completed all of the required steps to apply to SHPEP.

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