VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP)

Application information                                                        Click Here To Apply

Applications Open: Oct 15, 2022
Early decision deadline: Feb 1, 2023
Regular decision deadline: Mar 15, 2023

Requirements: Online application, personal statement, two letters of recommendation and official transcript. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Eligibility requirements

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.

Program description

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.

Dates

May 23 - June 30, 2023

Location

VCU Health Campus

Contact information

VCU P.A.T.H.S. Team at (804) 827-0982 or seekpathsapp@vcu.edu

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).