MISSION PEPP Scholar program is a summer academic enrichment program for high school graduates who are interested in becoming rural physicians and dentists. We offer many avenues for networking, volunteering, and observations to accelerate your application for professional school. Our goal is to provide our participants a summer of growth and involvement in becoming future healthcare providers in underserved areas across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. OVERVIEW The primary focus of the UK PEPP Scholars summer program is college preparation and clinical/hospital experiences in medicine and dentistry. UK PEPP Scholars will experience college dormitory life and participate in a variety of activities at the UK Chandler Medical Center, UK College of Medicine, UK College of Dentistry, and Lexington community. We offer many health related seminars, as well as staff support regarding the admissions cycle for medical and dental school. UK PEPP Scholars will have academic courses in chemistry and biology. They will have rotations in the Labor and Delivery and Operating Room departments at the UK Medical Center. Pre-Dental’s will have rotations in the Dental Urgent Care Clinic and Oral and Maxillary Surgery department. Seminar topics include but are not limited to Medical, Dental, and Osteopathic Medicine Admissions, Cancer, Transplants, Hypnosis, Massage Therapy, Ethics, Alzheimer’s, Rural Practice, and much more. Clinical site visits include but are not limited to Eastern State Hospital, Nursing Homes, Camps for Children and Special Needs, Lexington Parks and Rec, and Lexington Elementary Schools. Each student will receive a small stipend to assist with the costs of meals. Campus dormitory housing is provided. All participants required to live in the UK PEPP residence hall and attend all program activities, including occasional weekend and evening activities.