COPE Health Scholar Program

group photo of COPE scholarship participants

The COPE Health Scholar Programs are a series of educational experience courses hosted in partnership between COPE Health Solutions and Adventist Health Simi Valley.

The Health Scholar program allows you to gain first-hand experience in both clinical and administrative health care settings and become an integral part of the care delivery team. You will assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care team through various department rotations as you learn the “business” of health care and prepare for your health care career. This program is offered year-round with enrollment occurring every quarter.

In addition to direct patient care experience, the COPE Health Scholars programs offer:

  • Experiential education through a structured course certified by UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health
  • Mentoring with working health care professionals
  • Seminars with guest speakers and health care panels
  • Test-prep service discounts
  • Networking events
  • And much more...

Most individuals graduate from the program in 15-months after completing 280 hours of health care experience with a minimum commitment of one, 4-hour shift per week. Upon graduation, all Scholars will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management.

For those looking to complete the program sooner, we offer 9-month and 3-month options where you will receive priority shift selection in order to finish at an accelerated pace.

The application and enrollment process requires an online application, in-person interview, health screening, 30-hour training and successful completion of exams. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in, accepted or graduated from an accredited university or college.

For more information, or to apply to the program, please visit

Vanessa Jacuinde, MPH
Program Manager