- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Session Start: February, May, August, November
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Internships
- Selective: No
- Ages: 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: <$500
The Junior Health Scholar program allows high school students between the ages of 16-17 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.
Why Junior Health Scholar?
- Decide if a career in health care is right for you and which profession is the best fit
- Learn about the career path for your future profession
- Develop relationships and receive mentoring opportunities from staff and Health Scholars
- Receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management upon graduation
- Receive preferred admission into the Health Scholar program The program is offered year-round at select sites in California, Hawaii and Washington.
Junior Health Scholars are given the opportunity to observe care in various clinical environments. Some of these environments may have graphic content, including but not limited to: patient nudity, graphic skin conditions, open wounds, injuries due to weapons, patients in distress, and graphic language.
Junior Health Scholars will have sufficient training in how to react to situations in which graphic content is present upon beginning his or her rotations. Guardians will be asked to sign off on a graphic consent form during enrollment. Additionally, Junior Health Scholars may only attend a shift alongside a college-age Health Scholar, ensuring they receive adequate support and mentorship in a live patient care setting.
All Scholars will have access to a 24/7 pager line to contact a COPE Health Solutions team member to report any incidents, injuries or concerns that result from their experiences in the program.