Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

"Shaping the Future of Medicine & Dentistry"

SMDEP at UofL introduces prospective professional school scholars to the academic realities of medical and dental education. Our hallmark activity is a three credit-hour course entitled, "Introduction to Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences", with tuition paid by the program. Young scholars participating in this course experience a new way of integrating and applying the basic sciences utilizing team-based medical/dental applications. Scholars leave the program with a new level of enthusiasm and motivation to do well in the upper-level science courses and increased chances of obtaining their goal of becoming a health care professional.

This innovative six-week summer academic enrichment program engages 80 scholars from across the country in Science Academic Enrichment; Medical & Dental Career Development; Personal Development including Oral Hygiene and Understanding the Valuing SELF & Others; Health Disparity Overview & Discussions; Learning Skills Orientation; Written & Oral CommunicationDevelopment; Clinical Experience; and Financial Planning Orientation.

This year's SMDEP Program spanned June 1 - July 09, 2015.

Application material and program details are available at the SMDEP website. (

Applications for the 2016 session will be available November 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016.

For more information, please read our SMDEP newsletters:

Fall 2015 Newsletter: Volume 9, Issue 1
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Spring 2015 Newsletter:Volume 8, Issue 1

Fall 2014 Newsletter:Volume 7, Issue 1

Spring 2014 Newsletter:Volume 6, Issue 1

Fall 2013 Newsletter :Volume 5, Issue 1

Spring 2013 Newsletter :Volume 4, Issue 1

Fall 2011 Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 1

Summer/Fall 2010 Newsletter :Volume 2, Issue 1

Fall 2009 Newsletter : Volume 1, Issue 1