"The medical staff really appreciate the help Health Scholars provide and were more than willing to answer any questions I had about the medical field…"
–Taylor Harris

Summer Intensive Health Scholar

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For graduates and students of colleges and universities (age 18+) who are interested in or preparing for careers in health care.

2017 – 2018

Summer 2018: June 20, 2018 – August 11, 2018

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

Program Description

The Summer Intensive Health Scholar program allows Scholars to experience health care during the summer in an 8-week session. The program is great for students who live or go to school outside our immediate program areas, who are local but have busy schedules during the school year or who are otherwise looking for a short-term experience. Summer Intensive Scholars may choose to continue into one of our year-round programs after completing the intensive.

Who Should Apply

The program is ideal for those interested in careers in:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Health administration
  • Allied health
  • College students, incoming freshman, “gap year” students, recent graduates, career changers and others are welcome!

Tuition & Fees:

  • Tuition: $1195 (Early Bird: $995)
  • Application Fee: $30

For more information, please visit: Tuition & Fees

Program Components

  • Clinical coursework & training
  • Clinical observations
  • Department & facility tours
  • Health care workshops
  • Fun activities & special events
  • COPE Connect membership
  • Hands-on patient comfort care experience
  • Lectures by UCLA faculty

Summer Intensive Health Scholar 2018 Locations



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