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 11, 2014.

SMDEP 2014 Picutres:

SMDEP Participants Learning Dental Procedures

Students in Simulation Lab

SMDEP Alumni Panel

2014 Students

2014 SMDEP Students with Dr. Toni Ganzel, Dean of Medical School


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

Applications for the 2015 session will be available November 1, 2014

For more information, please read our SMDEP newsletters:

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