The 2018 UCLA Summer Health Professions Education Program Students
6 week Summer Enrichment Program
We are delighted that you are considering the UCLA/CDU Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA School of Dentistry, UCLA School of Nursing and the Charles R. Drew University School of Nursing. At UCLA/CDU SHPEP, we are committed to developing future leaders that will change the face of medicine, nursing, and dentistry as well improve health care delivery, policy and research in underserved communities. Our faculty advisors, caring staff, community members and supportive fellow classmates are part of a vibrant campus community that will enthusiastically support you as you pursue your personal goals and turn them into accomplishments.
The UCLA/CDU SHPEP mission is to serve as a model learning community in which students examine a variety of healthcare issues affecting medically underserved communities through problem-based learning cases, lectures, clinical experiences, small-group discussions, and a research project. Students will also improve their learning skills and strengthen their foundation in science. Upon completion of this six-week program, students will be more aware of the urgent need for health care professionals in medically underserved communities and of the educational pathways that lead to providing medical, nursing, and dental and health services to underserved populations.
Application Opens: November 2021
Application Deadline: February 2022
Decision Released: March 2022
Are you insatiably curious? Boundlessly optimistic? Passionate about healing the world? We think you’ll fit right in.
Online applications for SHPEP 2022 will open in November 2021. Click the link below to be directed to the Application Website for more information.
To be considered for the UCLA/CDU Summer Health Professions Education Program, an applicant must:
Other factors that are considered include that a student:
Curriculum consists of a series of workshops, lectures, and discussions pertaining to academic enrichment, learning skills, communication skills and health professions school counseling.
Students develop statistical and analytical skills through working on a small group project related to describing and developing an understanding of the health issues and epidemiology of underserved communities. Analytical reading skills are developed through daily practice. Students will also participate in a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum in which students will study clinical cases and develop an action plan to solve the clinical case. PBL will reinforce concepts of physical sciences (physics and general chemistry), biology, & organic chemistry that are taught in lectures & learning skills sessions.
Students will work on presentation skills through a small-group project that will focus on assessing health issues in a specific underserved community and suggesting an appropriate health intervention to ameliorate some of the community's health issues. Students will also enhance their communication skills by mentoring and teaching their peers in small group problem-based learning settings.
Health Professions School Admissions Counseling
Students will develop individual academic plans to reach specific career goals. Students will participate in individual advisement sessions that will help prepare them to apply to health professional schools. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with medical, dental, and allied health students to discuss a range of career opportunities. Various health professionals will provide students with presentations to better understand pre-health professional requirements and the scope of practice of different health careers.
Inquiries and correspondence should be directed to:
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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