What can I do to increase my chances of admission?
Take the application and interview process seriously. Spend time on your essays to demonstrate why you want to be in the program. Prepare for your interview and dress professionally. The Career Center at your college or university is a good resource for preparing for applications and interviews.
When will I find out if I’ve been accepted into the program?
I don’t see an option in the application to apply for the Care Navigator Scholar Program. How do I apply?
Only active Health Scholars can apply to the Care Navigator Scholar Program. Eligible Scholars will be invited to apply.
When do I need to show proof of immunizations and CPR certification?
Proof of immunization and CPR certifications are due during your clearance appointment which is scheduled before the first day of training. You do not need to complete these items before submitting your application.
What type of CPR training do you accept?
We only accept Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers through the American Heart Association. We do not accept CPR certification through the American Red Cross. A classroom course or hybrid course is required – fully online courses are not acceptable.
I was not accepted. Can I reapply?
Yes, you may re-apply. In your new application, highlight new insights or learning you have had since your last application. Please don’t re-submit the exact same application.
Do you accept scholarships from outside organizations?
Yes, we do accept scholarships from outside organizations. If you have a scholarship from an outside organization, contact us at email@example.com for instructions on how to remit payment for the scholarship.
Why do some sites have more clinical areas that other sites? Why do some sites have only one or two clinical areas?
The number of clinical areas varies based on a few factors: the length of time the site has been open, the size of the site and the needs of the site. For new sites opened within the last two years, one to two clinical areas are typically opened every three months. For smaller sites, for example an acute care site with a relatively low number of beds, fewer areas are available because the site will have fewer clinical areas overall. The needs of the site also play a role – Some sites will need more students in certain clinical areas and thus may have fewer open clinical areas.
How often will I rotate into a new clinical or administrative department? Do I choose the department?
Scholars rotate into new departments every three months after they have completed a minimum of 48 hours in the current department. Scholars will fill out a department preference survey each rotation and are placed in new departments as space is available.
Can a Junior Health Scholar transition into the Health Scholar program?
Yes, a Junior Health Scholar can transition into the Health Scholar program. The tuition is reduced – See Tuition & Fees.
Can I transfer from one site to another site?
Yes, you can transfer from one site to another site, depending on space availability at the new site. There is a transfer fee – See Tuition & Fees
How many hours a week do I have to commit to the program?
See our Programs and click on your program for the respective time commitment.
How old do I have to be to join the international study tour high school group?
You must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program.
Will there be supervision for the international study tours?
Yes. A staff member will be onsite with the students.
What kind of immunizations do I need to provide for the international study tour?
A 2-Step TB test will be required. Details will be provided upon acceptance.
I am currently on a gap year, can I apply to the COPE Health Scholars program?
Yes! Scholars who have not completed a degree may apply for the COPE Health Scholars program.