SMDEP is a program that changes lives. What are SMDEP Scholars
saying about their summer experience?
of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Meet the scholars at UCLA's SMDEP program. These thoughtful,
ambitious students share their personal experiences, thoughts
on SMDEP, and the importance of diversity in medicine and
Scholars at the University of Washington's SMDEP program and
Dr. Charles Terrell, SMDEP's Project Director, discuss how
SMDEP has helped students decide if a career in medicine is
right for them.
Join SMDEP and Aspiringdocs.org for conversations on diversity
in medicine and dentistry with leading experts in the field. The
podcasts provide insight into topics such as applying to medical
and dental school, interviewing skills, and life as a medical and
Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D., Director of Multicultural Affairs,
UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School
Dr. Rosa Chaviano-Moran serves as the Director of the dental
component for the New Jersey Dental School SMDEP Program Site.
Dr. Chaviano-Moran is the Assistant Professor in the Department
of Community Health and serves in various roles on campus.
She also works as a recruiter and mentor and provides support
services for students underrepresented in dentistry.
In this podcast, Dr. Chaviano-Moran talks about how to prepare for dental school and make themselves more competitive applicants. She also discusses the impact of the GPA and DAT scores, and extra-curriculars on dental school admissions.
Armstrong, M.D., Dean of Admissions, Duke University School
Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
with Tenure in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Duke
University Medical Center. In addition to her faculty appointment
in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Armstrong serves
as Dean of Admissions for the School of Medicine at Duke University.
She is also the Principal Investigator for the Duke SMDEP
In this podcast, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Andrew Harper discuss how to prepare for the medical school application process, as well as traits and skills needed for a successful medical career.
Harper, M.D., Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, University
of Texas Medical School at Houston
Dr. Harper is an Assistant Dean for Educational Programs at
the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he
is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences. He provides clinical care as a child
and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Harper is the Medical Director
for SMDEP at the UT Houston site and involved in student support
services offered through the dean's office.
In this podcast, Dr. Harper and Dr. Brenda Armstrong discuss how to prepare for the medical school application process, as well as traits and skills needed for a successful medical career.
Akamaguna is a fourth year medical student at the George
Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
in Washington, D.C. In this podcast, she talks about her reasons for wanting to
become a doctor and how SMDEP played a major role in that decision.