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Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP)

DSHREP is a competitive program designed to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in biomedical science, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, underrepresented cultural and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities.

DSHREP Application

DSHREP Program Dates, Application Requirements and Procedure

Before you start your application

Before you start your application

You will need to request an official transcript. Transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity using the address provided under the contact information. Before beginning your application, you will need the following information about your recommenders: Name, Title, Email Address and Phone Number.

The application process should take about half an hour, please be sure to allot ample time to complete the form without interruption. Once you begin the application, it is recommended that you complete it in its entirety.

How do I qualify?

How do I qualify?

Students must demonstrate a serious interest in a medical or allied health career and meet the following criteria:

  • 3.4 Undergraduate Science and Math GPA Required
  • Completion of at least one year of college (three courses per academic term)
  • Open to students at all undergraduate institutions


We recognize that there are a myriad of factors that may pose unique challenges to every individual. In defining these groups, we identify populations where there is a disconnect between the group’s representation and perspectives in the educational environment and current workforce compared to the general population. To advance health equity, more focused and sustained outreach and recruitment efforts exist for individuals in these groups who may not have equal access to resources to reach biomedical careers. High school students from the Milwaukee metro region in the following populations are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • African American
  • Mexican American
  • Puerto Rican
  • Native American
  • Hmong American
  • Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

*Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds as defined by National Institutes of Health

Important DSHREP Program Dates

Important DSHREP Program Dates


  • Opens: Late October
  • Closes: February 1
Program Dates:
  • May 28 (move-in)
  • May 29 – May 31 (orientation)
  • June 3 (day one in lab)
  • August 2 (final day)

    10 weeks from the end of May through early August; generally 40 hours during the weekdays with some evening event
  • Requirements and procedure

    Requirements and procedure

    Complete online application. Submit official college transcript in sealed envelope via US mail to:

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity
    Attn: Program Manager
    8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

    Submit two (2) Science-related electronic recommendations. You will receive an email link to be forwarded to your recommenders to complete the process. Mailed recommendations are not accepted.

    Be available for the entire duration of the 10-week program. Commitment is an estimated 40 hours per week.

    DSHREP Application

    Contact Us

    Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID)
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

    Program Contact Information
    Ricardo Aguilar

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