The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)


The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a free six-week summer enrichment and residential program for first and second year college students interested in the health professions.

Hosted at 13 institutions across the nation, the program aims to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. 

SHPEP at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) provides scholars with an interest in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, and Physician’s Assistant Studies with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. SHPEP pays for all travel, housing, meals, and provides a stipend!

Applications are accepted through the online application at the national SHPEP program website!

*The University of Nebraska Medical Center was a program site in 2017 and expects to continue as a SHPEP site in 2018.  Please continue to visit for the most updated information.