Summer Enrichment Program
A diverse medical school class benefits all students by promoting a richer classroom learning environment and by better preparing students for an increasingly diverse workplace and society. To promote diversity among our student body, UT Southwestern offers the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), a six-week program for new, first-year medical students.
The program promotes participants’:
- Academic adjustment to the first year of medical school at UT Southwestern
- Social adjustment to the UT Southwestern campus community
- Environmental adjustment to the UT Southwestern campus setting and Dallas
Participation is by invitation only. Students are selected by a committee who consider:
- Scores on the Medical College Admissions Test
- Cumulative grade point average and/or science grade point average
- Socioeconomic status
- Rigor of undergraduate college curriculum
- Years out of school prior to medical school application
- English as a second language
- Other circumstances, e.g., learning and/or medical disability
- Select Topics in Human Anatomy
- Select Topics in Medical Biochemistry
- Select Topics in Membrane and Cardiovascular Physiology
- Learning Assessment
- Learning Skills
- Financial Management
- Stress Management
- Library Orientation
- Individual Conferences
- Receptions and Luncheons
- Sporting Events
- Student Planned Activities
Learn more about the curriculum in the SEP Curriculum Summary.
Find out about a typical day for an SEP student.
Review a sample SEP calendar.
Participant requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Doing all homework assignments in a timely manner
- Attending all classes, labs, mandatory tutorial sessions and sponsored social activities
- Reporting to all curricular and extra-curricular activities in a punctual manner
- Taking all course-related quizzes and tests
- Participating in the evaluation of all program components/activities
- Not being concurrently enrolled in any other summer program or course(s)
- Not being concurrently employed on a part-time or full-time basis
Contingent upon full participation and the program requirements being met, each participant will receive assistance in the amount of $2,000 (pre-tax) to help defray costs associated with living expenses.