Pre-Health Professions Scholar - COPE Health Scholars

Pre-Health Professions Scholar

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For students and graduates (age 18+) of colleges and universities, who are preparing for allied health careers and the GRE.

2017 – 2018 Dates

Winter 2017 – 2018:

  • October 23, 2017 – January 27, 2018 (Los Angeles)
  • October 23, 2017 – January 27, 2018 (Orange County)
  • October 29, 2017 – January 27, 2018 (Orange County)

Summer 2018:

  • June 20, 2018 – August 11, 2018 (Los Angeles and Orange County)

Coming Soon for Summer 2019!


Upon completion, scholars will receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management.


Scholars must be enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university, and be at least 18 years old.

The Experience

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. Working side by side with nurses and physicians, you’ll provide basic care for patients. You can help patients walk, feed them when they can’t feed themselves, assist with checking vitals and much more. After an initial 30-hour intensive training program, you will begin clinical rotations in a variety of areas at the program site.

Who Should Apply

The program is ideal for those interested in:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Health Care Technology
  • Health Care Administration
  • Other Allied Health professions
  • College students, “gap year” students, recent graduates, “post bacc” students, or career changers who are preparing to take the GRE in Spring or Summer of 2018 would benefit most from this program.

Not planning on taking the GRE, but looking for an immersive health care experience? Take a look at our other programs for more opportunities!

Program Components

  • Intensive GRE prep course
  • Clinical coursework & training
  • Clinical observations
  • Department & facility tours
  • Health care workshops
  • Fun activities & special events
  • COPE Connect membership
  • Hands-on patient comfort care experience

Tuition & Fees:

  • Tuition: $2,195 (Early Bird: $1,895)
  • Application Fee: $30

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The Benefits

  • Fulfill clinical experience hours required or preferred by graduate and professional schools
  • Prepare for the GRE through intensive coursework
  • Gain an inside view of medical specialties as you rotate through many areas in the hospital or ambulatory care setting


* Note: All GRE classes will take place in either the Greater Los Angeles area or the Greater Orange County area

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