VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)
Requirements: Online application, personal statement, two letters of recommendation and official transcript.
Any current college juniors, seniors, graduates and post-baccalaureate students who are preparing to apply to a dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy health professional school or program.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and have completed three years of college coursework, including organic chemistry I and II, (note; organic chemistry not required for physical therapy track). All applicants must have U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
SAEP is a six-week summer program that simulates the first-year of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy professional school instruction. Participants take academically intensive instruction in each of their chosen tracks in addition to non-credit core-coursework in virtual anatomy (head and neck), pharmacology and physiology. SAEP participants attend learning skills and test-taking workshops, mock interviews, professionalism seminars, current health care topics, coaching and community service activities in an interprofessional framework. At the conclusion of the program, participants receive an assessment of their readiness to attend professional school.
A modest stipend is provided to participants. Commitment to full attendance, including an orientation session and closing event, is required to participate.
May 23 - June 30, 2023
VCU Health Campus
VCU P.A.T.H.S. Team at (804) 827-0982 or email@example.com.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VCU P.A.T.H.S. staff and partnering faculty will continue to follow the healthcare guidelines mandated by VCU in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia as we plan ahead for our 2023 summer programs. Therefore, various programming modalities may be used as necessary (i.e., in-person, virtual, or hybrid).