Overview - COPE Health Scholars

Pre-Med Scholar Overview

Receive comprehensive preparation for medical school admissions

As a Pre-Med Scholar, you will receive the most comprehensive preparation for Medical School admissions. During eight (8) weeks over the summer, you will master the MCAT with 123 hours of instruction by The Princeton Review and receive access to additional practice materials and tests, gain firsthand experience interacting with patients and assisting providers and administrators in a clinical setting, learn tips and tools from experts on completing the medical school application and hear from UCLA faculty on the most pressing issues affecting the health care industry.

Why Pre-Med Scholar?

  • Fulfill clinical experience hours required or preferred by medical schools
  • Receive individualized attention as you prepare for the MCAT through intensive
  • Gain an inside view of medical specialties as you rotate through many areas in the hospital or ambulatory care setting
  • Receive expert guidance on navigating the medical school admissions process, application requirements and academic success
  • Attend lectures taught by UCLA faculty and 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 Pre-Med Scholar program is most beneficial for individuals who intend to take the MCAT and apply to medical school within one year of program completion. This program is offered in Southern California. View the locations page to learn more.

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