SMDEP 25th Anniversary Celebration


ADEA and the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) celebrate 25 years of giving young adults the opportunity to chase their dreams of making a difference.

SMDEP is a six-week summer academic enrichment program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A collaboration among ADEA, the Association of American Medical Colleges and 12 program sites, the program offers freshman and sophomore college students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds an intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation and enrichment opportunity.