Can I participate in SMDEP if I am a junior or senior in
college, or if I have already graduated from college?
No. SMDEP is exclusively for current freshman and sophomore
college students. However, we encourage you to pursue other enrichment
Can I participate if I am a community college or junior
Can I participate more than once in SMDEP?
No. You can only participate once.
Will SMDEP help me prepare for the MCAT exam or DAT?
SMDEP does not have a MCAT exam or DAT preparatory component. However,
the program's basic science curriculum covers content that is included on the MCAT exam and DAT.
Should I apply for the program if my GPA and SAT or ACT fall
slightly below the minimum requirements?
Program sites consider a variety of factors in the admissions
process. Students are encouraged to apply if they meet the general
requirements of the program and they have demonstrated a strong
interest in medical or dental school.