Programs for Individuals Preparing to Apply to Graduate or Professional School - COPE Health Scholars

Programs for Individuals Preparing to Apply to Graduate or Professional School

Pre-Med Scholar

The Pre-Med Scholar program is the most comprehensive preparation for medical school admissions. During eight (8) weeks over the summer, Scholars will master the MCAT with 123 hours of instruction by The Princeton Review and 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 process and hear from UCLA faculty on the most pressing issues affecting the health care industry.

Intensive Pre-Med Scholar

Currently offered during the winter, the Intensive Pre-Med Scholar program is an intensive medical school prep program offered in partnership with the Princeton Review for students looking to enhance their medical school application. Over three (3) weeks, scholars will receive 44 hours of MCAT strategy instruction, 40 hours of clinical training and up to 48 hours of firsthand clinical and health care administration experience.

Pre-Physician Assistant Scholar

The Pre-Physician Assistant Scholar program is a comprehensive preparation for Physician Assistant (PA) school admissions. During eight (8) weeks over the summer, scholars will master the GRE with 24 hours of instruction by The Princeton Review and access to additional practice materials and tests, gain firsthand experience interacting with patients and assisting providers in a clinical setting, learn tips and tools from experts on completing the PA school application and hear from UCLA faculty on the most pressing issues affecting the health care industry. Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the pathway to PA school and current PA school experience from advisors, PAs and PA students.

Pre-Healthcare Admnistration Scholar

The Pre-Healthcare Administration Scholar program is a comprehensive program for students interested specifically in a health care administration career. This 8-week program will allow students to gain health care field experience in a hospital and/or ambulatory care setting while also completing up to 24 hours of live GRE test prep from The Princeton Review. In addition to health care field experience and test prep, students will have the opportunity to complete a capstone project, receive 1:1 mentoring from a health care administrator and hear from UCLA faculty on the most pressing issues affecting the health care industry.

Compare the Options

Pre-Med Scholar Intensive-Pre-Med Scholar Pre-Physician Assistant Scholar Pre-Healthcare Administration
Feature 8-week 3-week 8-week 8-week
Seasons Offered Summer Winter Summer Summer
Guaranteed (4-hour) Shifts* 2 per week Varies 8 per week Varies
(Clinical & Admin Shifts)
Total Field Experience Hours 56 40 224 52
Total Training Hours 40
Total Graduation Hours 260 135 310 140
Completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management
COPE Connect Membership (1-yr.)
UCLA Lecture 4 hour lecture 1 hour lecture 4 hour lecture 4 hour lecture
Skills Workshop (i.e. Suture Clinic)
Capstone Project
Test Prep with The Princeton
Review
MCAT
(123 Hours)
MCAT Strategy (44 Hours) GRE GRE
CPR Certification (included in
tuition)^
Admissions Workshop
Career Panel
Resume Workshop
Social Activity (Disneyland or
other)
Simulation Lab
Meet and Greet
Boot Camp (additional Skills
Workshop and additional UCLA
Lecture)
Application Fee $30
Tuition Fee $5,200 $3,500 $3,150 $3,150

*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 given time.

^CPR certification is required for all Health Scholars, but only certain programs include this as part of the tuition.

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