About Us

The SHPEP Virtual Health Professions Fair offers aspiring healthcare professionals a one-of-a-kind chance to network with representatives from medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, schools of optometry, schools of pharmacy, schools of physical therapy, and schools of public health across the United States. This free event offers a wealth of information on various aspects of the health professions, including diversity and representation, strategies to succeed in applications and on standardized tests, how to best approach SHPEP, standing out during the application process to health profession programs, and much more.

The SHPEP Virtual Health Professions Fair is open to all students interested in the health professions, regardless of their background or current academic level.


time iconJanuary 23, 2024 01:00 pm

Assets Supporting AI/AN Students on their Career Journey

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Tamana (Bunny) Begay, DDS

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Nicole Stern, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMSSM

Unlock the potential of your health professions journey with our special session focused on supporting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. This is a unique opportunity to explore resources and insights tailored to the needs of AI/AN students.

time iconJanuary 23, 2024 02:00 pm


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Brandon Henry, MD

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Alden Landry, MD, MPH

As you may be aware, scoring well on a standardized test for admission to programs leading to health professions requires more than just content knowledge and application. Since there are timed sections and hours required to pass, these exams also demand speed and stamina from their examinees. Learn valuable strategies and insights to help you ace your exams.

time iconJanuary 23, 2024 04:00 pm

Diversity Session 2: Navigating Health Professions Admissions Post-SCOTUS Decision

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Maureen Cullins, AM

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Alden Landry, MD, MPH

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Kimberly Bellamy M.S.Ed

The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that drastically curtailed, if not outright banned, the use of affirmative action in college admissions. The justices decided by a vote of 6-3 that the equal protection clause of the Constitution, which forbids racial discrimination by government agencies, was violated by the admissions procedures utilized by Harvard College and the University of North Carolina.
The ruling has left many prehealth advisors and students with questions about implications for health professions admissions. The sessions will provide attendees with guidance on how to proceed. This discussion follows our first Diversity Session, which dispelled common misconceptions within the admissions community. Secure your spot now and prepare to shine in your health professions journey!

time iconJanuary 23, 2024 06:00 pm

Financing a Career in the Health Professions

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Julie Gilbert

Curious about financing your education in the health professions? Come to this important session, sponsored by the FIRST program at the AAMC. Discover financial strategies and resources to support your journey. Secure your spot now and take a step towards a financially sound health professions career!

time iconJanuary 24, 2024 03:00 pm

SHPEP Virtual Health Professions Fair Exhibiting Hours

Event Highlights:

1. Virtual Exploration: Step into our virtual environment from the comfort of your own space. Navigate through a user-friendly interface designed to replicate the experience of an in-person fair.

2. Exhibitor Booths: Visit interactive exhibitor booths representing various institutions, including universities, healthcare organizations, and educational programs. Discover information about programs, resources, and opportunities to further your career in the health professions.

3. Live Chat Sessions: Engage in real-time conversations with representatives from participating organizations. Whether you're seeking advice, have specific questions, or want to learn more about a particular program, our live chat sessions provide direct and personalized interaction.

4. Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse audience, including fellow participants, alumni, program representatives, and healthcare professionals. Build valuable networks that can support your educational and career aspirations.

5. Resource Center: Access a comprehensive resource center offering a wealth of information, documents, and multimedia content related to health professions education. Whether you're exploring career paths or seeking guidance on the application process, our resource center is a valuable hub of information.

Who Should Attend

  • Prospective SHPEP applicants
  • Program alums
  • High school and college students interested in health professions
  • Gap year and non-traditional students
  • Prehealth and academic advisors
  • K-12 school counselors
  • Partners and collaborators
  • Parents and guardians