As a Health Scholar, you will 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, preparing you for your health care career and helping you earn volunteer hours for medical school, nursing school, and other graduate programs while positioning you well for entry-level positions in healthcare.
This program is offered year-round with enrollment occurring every quarter. Most individuals graduate from the program in 15 months after completing 250 hours of field experience with a commitment of 4 to 8 hours per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer 9-month and 3-month options where you will receive priority shift selection in order to finish at an accelerated pace.
Upon graduation, scholars will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management. The program is offered at various health care sites throughout California, Washington and Hawaii. Click here to view all locations.