Overview - COPE Health Scholars

Intensive Health Scholar Overview

Gain firsthand experience in a health care setting and participate in skill-based workshops.

The Intensive Health Scholar program is perfect for individuals looking to gain firsthand experience in a clinical setting, along with health care management interactions and experiences, in an intensive format over eight (8) weeks during the summer or four (4) weeks during the winter. You will participate in skill-based workshops, such as suturing, and attend a seminar taught by UCLA faculty. Upon graduation, you will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management.

Why Intensive Health Scholar?

  • Fulfill clinical experience hours required or preferred by professional schools during your summer or winter break
  • Attend exclusive health care workshops and admissions panels
  • Gain an inside view of various health care careers and medical specialties as you rotate through many areas in the hospital or ambulatory care setting
  • Receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management upon graduation
  • Join over 34,000 alumni as a COPE Connect member and connect with health care leaders, access expert guidance and career advice and receive member-only discounts

The program is offered at various locations throughout California, Washington and Hawaii.

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