The Health Scholar program allows you to gain firsthand experience in both clinical and administrative health care settings and become an integral part of the care delivery team. You will assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care delivery team, and have opportunities to learn the “business” of health care to better prepare you for your health care career. This program is offered year-round with enrollment occurring every quarter. Additionally, upon graduation, Scholars will receive a completion certificate from the Keck Graduate Institute. The program is offered at various health care sites throughout California, Washington and Hawaii.
Care Navigator Scholar
The Care Navigator Scholar program offers individuals the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in improving health outcomes. Under the mentorship of care coordinators, you will be uniquely positioned to support interventions targeted towards special populations including homeless individuals and those diagnosed with chronic conditions As a Care Navigator Scholar, you will receive training to prepare you to connect patients to educational resources, community-based opportunities, and more. This program is ideal for individuals hoping to pursue careers in social work, public health psychology or health care administration. Upon completion, participants in the program will earn a completion certificate from the Keck Graduate Institute. The program is offered as various healthcare sites throughout California, Washington and Hawaii.
Medical Assistant Program
The COPE Health Scholars Medical Assistant Program is an innovative joint effort of COPE Health Solutions (CHS) and Adventist Health (AH) to provide an affordable and convenient way to enter the field. Over the course of seven months, participants in the program will gain the skills and foundational knowledge needed to succeed as a medical assistant in a clinical environment through virtual self-study lectures as well as in-person training guided by experienced professionals in the field.
Nurse Scholar Program
The Nurse Scholar program is an immersive experiential program to prepare nursing students, newly licensed nurses, and nurses eligible for license renewal or reactivation to gain additional clinical skills practice, professional development, and advancement for their nursing education and/or career. Over a period of three months, program participants will complete over 100 hours of nurse shadowing and hands-on clinical experience alongside Registered Nurse preceptors. Nurse Scholars will complete a minimum of 38 hours of initial training in preparation for new departmental rotations and can select one of two tracks: Entry-Level Track or Advanced-Level Track.