UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program

SMLP is a free, six-week summer medical enrichment program for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

Program includes:

  • Lecture series by leaders in medicine
  • Mentoring by eminent physicians
  • Exposure to clinical settings
  • Personal career development counseling
  • Workshops on medical school admissions, financial planning, time and stress

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until April 15th, 2018.
 More information and application

"Diversity of thought, background, and perspective has been clearly shown to improve everything. Here at UVA SMLP, we believe the road to health equity requires diverse leaders in healthcare to ensure all benefit from the promise of advances in medicine and information technology. Our goal is to provide educational experience for talented, committed individuals who are pursuing careers in Medicine so they may become leaders in healthcare."
-Dr. Michael D. Williams, MD FACS
 Director, Summer Medical Leadership Program
 Director, Center for Health Policy
 Associate Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Integration
 Director, Emergency General Surgery
 Associate Professor, Surgery and Public Health Sciences