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.
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.
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.
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.
|Pre-Med Scholar||Intensive-Pre-Med Scholar||Pre-Physician Assistant Scholar||Pre-Healthcare Administration|
|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)||✔||✔||✔|
|Test Prep with The Princeton
|MCAT Strategy (44 Hours)||GRE||GRE|
|CPR Certification (included in
|Social Activity (Disneyland or
|Meet and Greet||✔||✔|
|Boot Camp (additional Skills
Workshop and additional UCLA
*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.