Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
Term: 6 weeks, summer
Application: Open late November through spring, all letters of rec and transcripts should be postmarked by March 1
Target Recipients: pre-med and pre-dental students
Compensation: $600 stipend, plus housing, food, and tuition covered
Description: The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation. SMDEP is implemented at 12 program sites across the nation. Each program site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. Program sites vary on how they deliver each of these required components and when the programs begin. All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site.