The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between the ages of 16-18 to shadow a current Health Scholar. Alongside their college student mentor, Junior Health Scholars observe how care delivery and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and explore whether a career in health care is right for them. The program is offered year-round at select sites in California, Washington and Hawaii. Most individuals complete the program in nine (9) months with a commitment of one 4-hour shift per week. For those looking to complete the program faster, we offer a 3-month option where you will receive priority shift selection.
|Guaranteed (4-hour) Shifts*||1 per week||3 per week|
|Total Field Experience Hours||144|
|Initial Training Hours||20|
|Required Graduation Hours||164|
|Completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management||✔||✔|
|COPE Connect Membership (1-yr.)||✔||✔|
*Guaranteed shifts refers to the minimum number of shifts a student will be scheduled for during their chosen program based on length. Students may choose to add shifts only if shifts above minimum guaranteed number are available at any