FAQs - COPE Health Scholars

Medical Assistant Program FAQs

I was not accepted. Can I reapply?

Yes, you may re-apply. In your new application, highlight new insights or learning you have had since your last application. Please don’t re-submit the exact same application.


What can I do to increase my chances of admission?

Take the application and interview process seriously. Spend time on your essays to demonstrate why you want to be in the program. Prepare for your interview and dress professionally.

Are payment plans available?


What are your tuition rates?

Our tuition rates are competitive with other medical assistant training programs. For more information, please contact admisssions@copehealthscholars.org


There are multiple payment options. Please inquire at admissions@copehealthscholars.org.


Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

A select number of scholarships are available. Please inquire at admissions@copehealthscholars.org.


Do you accept scholarships from outside organizations?

Yes, we do accept scholarships from outside organizations. If you have a scholarship from an outside organization, contact us at admissions@copehealthscholars.org for instructions on how to remit payment for the scholarship.

How is the Medical Assistant Program taking Covid-19 precautions into consideration?

The program offers flexible self-paced modules to learn course material virtually at home. Each week, there will also be virtual discussions with classmates and instructors. In-person activities are limited to lab bootcamp sessions and the clinical preceptorship rotations when you shadow a clinical practitioner.

For these, all CDC-recommended precautions are in place, including social distancing and appropriate PPE precautions.


How is COVID-19 transmitted from person to person?

According to cdc.gov, the virus is thought to spread from person – to – person within about 6 feet apart through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes or via touching infected surfaces. COPE Health Solutions recommends frequently visiting the websites of Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and any local government websites to obtain the most up-todate information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Where can I find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19?

COPE Health Solutions recommends frequently visiting the following websites for COVID-19 updates:

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/
  • World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/
  • State Public Health Websites
  • Local government websites


Will students be notified if there is a positive case of COVID-19 at our hospital site?

No, Medical Assistant students will not be notified if there is a positive case of COVID-19 at their hospital site, as it is not appropriate to share that patient information. However, Medical Assistant students will be notified if there is potential exposure during their clinical shifts or if they are not allowed in a particular room or unit of health care setting.’

What if I am unable to attend a scheduled class?

Early portions of the curriculum are entirely self-guided, which means you can complete the courses on your own time. You can also arrange with the instructor to make up the weekly discussion component. The practicum and clinical portions of the curriculum are available throughout the week, based on the availability of the instructor.


Am I guaranteed to be hired at Adventist Health after this program? 

Graduates of the program will be positioned as priority applicants for medical assistant openings at Adventist Health. A part of the curriculum also includes resume building and interview preparation.


How many students are you accepting?

We are planning to accept 10 students at Adventist Health Howard Memorial and Ukiah Valley for our spring cohort and 20 students at Adventist Health Central Valley Network for our summer cohort.

Still haven’t found the answer to your question?

If so, please contact admissions@copehealthscholars.org or call 213-542-2250.
A member of our team will contact you within 48 hours.

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