COPE Health Scholars

About COPE Health Scholars

For over 16 years, COPE Health Scholars has offered students an unparalleled opportunity to experience health care first hand through hands-on patient care experience. In partnership with UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, we offer a number of programs throughout the year for students interested in pursuing a career in health care.
Requirements to apply are as listed:
1) 18 years or older
2) Enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university (2-year or 4-year)
3) Active health insurance
4) Pass a background check
5) Tuition of $225, $20 Application Fee
Applicants will apply online and complete short answer responses. If approved, applicants will be invited to a group interview. If accepted, applicants will have three training days on Sunday. On the final day, applicants must pass a practical and multiple choice exam with at least an 80%. To graduate from the program, Health Scholars must complete 280 hours which can be completed with the one 4-hour shift per week requirement for 15 months. The pace of completion can be altered through various options offered at different costs. Upon graduation, Health Scholars will receive a certificate from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.


Health scholar

June 2021 Simi Valley, CA
“The Things I got to learn from the internship and the patient care experience In the hospital setting. I got clinical experience too. ”

Cope health scholar at mission hospital

September 2018 - July 2019 Mission Viejo, CA
“Hands on experience with patients ”
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