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Program Dates: May 22nd, 2024-July 19th, 2024

The 2024 S.E.P. Program will be held in person.

Gain the competitive edge with S.E.P.! Held each summer on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, the S.E.P. Program is an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admission into Medical School or Dental School. Additionally, Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend. During the program, S.E.P. Scholars:

  • Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in Physics, Organic Chemistry, Human Physiology and Quantitative Skills/Biostatistics.
  • Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
  • Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
  • Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.
  • Pre-Dental exposure will include a Dental Laboratory Course.
  • Pre-Medical exposure will include Suturing Workshops, Simulation Laboratory Experiences, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have in interest in attending Medical School or Dental School.
  • Be enrolled in a College/University, Community College or Early College Program.
  • Be classified as a rising sophomore or rising junior (current first year or second year) student at the time of application.
  • Have completed a minimum of three college-level credit hours each in math, biology and chemistry by Summer 2024.
  • Hold a science/overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be a US citizen or Permanent US Resident (North Carolina residents receive preference).

Other Factors for consideration include: 

  • Lives, or has lived in, a rural/medically underserved community;
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background (First Generation College Student); and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
  • Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.


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Applications Open: October 2nd, 2023.

Early Decision Application Deadline: January 7th, 2024!

Regular Decision Application Deadline: March 10th, 2024, at midnight!

For more information, please email us at or call us at 919-966-2264.