Lynwood - COPE Health Scholars

St. Francis Medical Center

Lynwood, CA

Program Launch: August 2009

St. Francis Medical Center is committed to serving the neediest members of the Los Angeles Community. It provides patient-centered, economical health services with a special concern for the sick, poor and their families. The medical center operates a 384-bed acute care hospital, six community-based health clinics, and the largest and busiest private emergency trauma center in Los Angeles County — treating 69,000 children and adults each year. Last year, more than 6,000 babies were born at SFMC’s Family Life Center, with 775 babies cared for in its state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center.



Programs Offered


Clinical Opportunities

A variety of clinical opportunities are always available but may change based on the site’s needs. Areas typically available at this site include:

  • Cath Lab
  • Emergency Department
  • Health Care Admin
    • Case Management
    • Education
    • Executive Administration
    • Human Resources
    • Nutrition
    • Patient Advocacy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Surgical
  • Medical Surgical Oncology*
  • Medical Surgical Telemetry*
  • Medical Surgical Trauma
  • Nursery/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Room
  • Perioperative Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Postpartum
  • Post-Discharge Calls
  • Pre-Admission
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Surgery
  • Trauma

*Scholars will serve their first rotation in one of these areas.


Health Care Administration Opportunities

Health System Opportunities

As a Health Scholar, you may have the opportunity to explore Administrative opportunities in addition to clinical opportunities. For those interested in administration, you will complete at least one clinical rotation and then apply for an administrative department. The departments and projects vary based on the site’s needs. Here are examples of recent administrative opportunities at this site:

  • Human Resources
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Case Management

Student Leadership Program

Scholars may also gain health care administration and leadership experience by joining our student leadership program.


Program Site Info

St. Francis Medical Center
3630 E. Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262
Phone: 310-900-7462

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