Spotlights - COPE Health Scholars

Spotlights

Albert De La Isla

Albert De La Isla

The COPE Health Scholars programs were developed to impact health care workforce development by growing culturally competent and compassionate future professionals. One of our several programs that serves the pre-health community is the Junior Health Scholar (JHS) program, previously known as the Red Shirt program. The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between […]

 
Andre D. Sisk

Andre D. Sisk

The Care Navigator Scholar program allows a select group of participants to gain invaluable health care exposure, education and career development in several Southern California hospitals. As they learn about health care and develop their career goals and trajectory, the students in the course provide support to health care providers and patients, while reducing health […]

 
Hannah Leyde

Hannah Leyde

As a sophomore at the University of Washington I was working on finishing my prerequisites for nursing school when I found the Health Scholars program. I was so excited to join and work alongside nurses and gain experience in the field that I had always aspired to be a part of. When I got on […]

 
Matthew Blitz, MD, MBA

Matthew Blitz, MD, MBA

Matthew Blitz, MD, MBA is a fellow in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a clinical instructor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York. He has over ten years of health care experience and has received countless awards and recognition for […]

 
Debby Mendoza

Debby Mendoza

For two years the Health Scholar program has provided aspiring health professionals from the community an opportunity to expand and supplement their training at Dignity Health’s California Hospital Medical Center. The program combines real-life experience, professional development, and a chance for Scholars to give back to the community while pursuing a career in health care. […]

 
Sammy Eghbalieh, MD

Sammy Eghbalieh, MD

COPE Health Solutions, formerly Community Outreach Prevention and Education (COPE), started in 1995 as a community outreach program formed by a group of UCLA student volunteers with the common goal to provide health education to the under-privileged and un-insured in the Los Angeles Community. Sammy Eghbalieh is an alumnus from the initial COPE educational course. […]

 
Efrain Talamantes, MD

Efrain Talamantes, MD

Dr. Efrain Talamantes received his bachelors of science in psychobiology at UCLA, and medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and obtained a master’s degree in business administration at the Emory Goizueta School of Business. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of California, Davis where he […]

 
Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD

Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD

Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD is a board-certified dermatologist, clinical scientist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. He joined COPE Health Solutions in 1998 after realizing his interest in the medical field as an undergraduate student at UCLA. After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a specialization […]

 
Jericha Viduya

Jericha Viduya

The Health Scholar program provides immersive, hands-on education for future health care professionals. Participants experience direct patient interaction while rotating among different clinical and administrative departments in a provider setting. I asked Jericha Viduya to describe herself, and she answered confidently that she is “music, medicine, and the underserved community.” Jericha has served as a […]

 
Sokchantrea Chanthamany

Sokchantrea Chanthamany

COPE Health Scholars is COPE Health Solutions’ series of health care courses and experiences that allow a select group of diverse group of participants to gain invaluable health care exposure, education and career development across Southern California and Seattle, Washington. As they learn about health care and develop their career goals and trajectory, the students […]

 
Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

COPE Health Solutions developed the Health Scholar program in 1995 to impact health care workforce development by growing culturally competent, compassionate future professionals. Daniel Kim has been a Health Scholar at Glendale Adventist Medical Center since 2013, and through his program experience has built a relationship with the hospital that stretches beyond career development. Here […]

 
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