Howard University Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Dentistry and
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SMDEP Scholars at Howard University
The mission of the Howard University SMDEP is to provide an educational experience of exceptional
quality that will strengthen the overall academic preparation of
underrepresented minority, disadvantaged, and low-income students who
express interest in admission to medical or dental school.
SMDEP strives to enhance the university's ability to contribute
well-qualified, socially conscious medical and dental school candidates
committed to improving the health and quality of life for all communities
throughout this nation and the world, especially those communities
underserved by the health professions.
- Meals: Meal tickets for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week at the
Howard University Hospital cafeteria.
- Travel Assistance: None
- Stipend: Disbursed in 2 installments during the 3rd and
6th week of the program.
- Housing: Air-conditioned doubles in Howard University dormitory.
- Health Insurance: None provided; students are required
to have proof of health insurance; limited services provided at
the Howard University Student Health Center, free of charge.
- Social Activities: Various social and cultural activities
in the Washington, D.C., area, for example, the National Dental
Museum, the National Museum of Health and Science, a tour of the
National Mall and Smithsonian Museums and the local Caribbean
festival, and Annual Folklife Festival.