SMDEP Pre-Health Advisor Page
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week
summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore
college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school
- Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
- Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa
- Not have previously participated in SMDEP
- Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math
- Career development activities
- Learning skills workshops or sessions
- Exposure to clinical settings
- Workshops in financial planning and health policy
Application Opens: November 1, 2012, at 12:01 a.m. ET
Application Closes: March 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. ET
All applicants are encouraged to apply early!
The SMDEP National Program Office (NPO) has established admissions
guidelines regarding acceptance procedures for applicants.
Please remind your students to submit all of the following materials
by the deadline.
Please note: College freshman who have not received their
first semester grades are advised to wait until their grades are
reported before sending a transcript to the NPO.
Late submission of transcripts and recommendations could result
in their application not being processed. Please remind them that
all documents need to be submitted to the NPO on or before the
application deadline of March 1! The NPO strongly encourages
early application submission to increase their chance of being
considered by the program site(s) because applications are reviewed
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: To give the program sites adequate time to view all applications
and make decisions, the NPO is requesting that all letters of recommendation
and transcripts be postmarked by Friday, March 1, 2013.
The Admission Decision Release Dates are February 15 and April
Please note: Students may attend SMDEP only once!
To obtain additional information, you can call the National Program
Office toll-free at 1-866-587-6337.
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