Summer Health Professions Education Program


SHPEP at Howard University is committed to providing an outstanding academically enriched program that is intended to contribute to a culture of health and promote diversity in health care by strengthening the academic proficiency and team-based care approach of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. Howard offers the medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy pathways.

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SHPEP scholars will experience the following during their dedicated academically intense six-week experience at Howard University:

  •  Academic enrichment in basic science courses i.e.; General Chemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Bio- Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology (transcript and health professions track dependent). Additional courses for all health profession tracks include Healthcare Ethics and Disparities/Health Policy, Communications (Reading and Writing) and a session in Mathematics.
  • “Introduction to Interprofessional Practice &Education
  •  IPE Activities: IPE Day Workshop and Discussions, IPE Team Based Simulation Center Rotations and IPE Clinical Rotations, Clinical Simulation Lab, and William Montague Cobb Research Group
  •  Weekly town hall meetings
  • “Careers in Health Professions Seminar”, where faculty members from the disciplines of Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health, Pharmacy and Medicine will present and meet with scholars
  • Student Alumni Panel
  • Clinical rotations based on health professions track.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Training (HIPAA Training)
  • Trainings: Cultural Competency and Wellness
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)
  • US Army Recruitment Center
  • Recruiters from local health professions schools
  • National Institutes of Health Site Visit
  • Will B. Deal SHPEP Financial Literacy and Planning Workshop
  • Impact of Civil Rights Laws and Health Care Disparities