Programs

Are you considering a career in health care? You can join one of our programs to explore whether health care is the right career for you. Not a “pre-health” major? No problem. Students of any major can apply. Already graduated? No problem. Graduates and “gap year” students are welcome.

Health Scholar Program 

As a Health Scholar you’ll gain clinical experience, make a difference in the lives of patients and become an integral part of the patient care team. Working side by side with nurses and physicians, you’ll provide basic care for patients. You will help patients walk, feed them when they can’t feed themselves, make sure they’re stable by checking vital signs and much more. This program will give you the clinical experience you need for admission into medical, nursing, physical therapy, public health, health administration or other graduate programs.

Health Scholar Program – Accelerated (3 months) 

As a Health Scholar you’ll gain clinical experience, make a difference in the lives of patients and become an integral part of the patient care team. Working side by side with nurses and physicians, you’ll provide basic care for patients. You will help patients walk, feed them when they can’t feed themselves, make sure they’re stable by checking vital signs and much more. This program will give you the clinical experience you need for admission into medical, nursing, physical therapy, public health, health administration or other graduate programs.

Health Scholar Program – Fast Track (9 months)

As a Health Scholar you’ll gain clinical experience, make a difference in the lives of patients and become an integral part of the patient care team. Working side by side with nurses and physicians, you’ll provide basic care for patients. You will help patients walk, feed them when they can’t feed themselves, make sure they’re stable by checking vital signs and much more. This program will give you the clinical experience you need for admission into medical, nursing, physical therapy, public health, health administration or other graduate programs.

Pre-Health Professions Scholar Program

As a Pre-Health Professions Scholar, you’ll gain clinical experience, make a difference in the lives of patients and become an integral part of the patient care team. Upon passing the exams, you will move into a three month learning program, which includes hands-on patient care experience along with intensive GRE review and supplementary workshops to prepare you for graduate or professional school.

Pre-Med Scholar Program

As a Pre-Med Scholar, you’ll receive the hands-on patient care experience of a Health Scholar plus an MCAT review courses and additional workshops to help you prepare for medical school.

Summer Intensive Health Scholar

The Summer Intensive Health Scholar program allows Scholars to experience health care during the summer in an 8-week session. The program is great for students who live or go to school outside our immediate program areas, who are local but have busy schedules during the school year or who are otherwise looking for a short-term experience. Summer Intensive Scholars may choose to continue into one of our year-round programs after completing the intensive.

Care Navigator Scholar Program

Care Navigator Scholars work with care coordination professionals in clinical or health system settings. You will help patients receive the full line of services they need to get well and stay healthy. This program gives you the experience needed to pursue a career in care coordination or simply gain perspective of how patients navigate the health care delivery system.

Junior Health Scholar Program

As a Junior Health Scholar, you will observe how the patient care team works together to deliver excellent care and see what it is really like to be a patient.

Leaders

A leadership and professional development program for Scholars in the Health Scholar and Junior Health Scholar programs.

Student Nurse Scholar Program

For students enrolled in the Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Long Beach City College.

International Health Scholar Program

For international students who are enrolled in, or graduated from, an accredited college or university and are interested in an intensive study of health care in the United States.

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