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Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver
 

Colorado Collegiate Health Professions Development

Students Interested in CO-HPD Scholars


Students Interested in the Program
CO-HPD Scholars participate in a year-long program with a one-month summer intensive experience. Participating undergraduate students will strengthen their applications to professional schools and programs by receiving hands-on training and exposure to a variety of health careers, and through advanced professional school examination practice with Kaplan Test Prep. The CO-HPD Scholars program includes students from the following, and other related, disciplines: Behavioral Health, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Research. Students need not be a science major at their undergraduate institution however, experience with science coursework is highly recommended for July students, and required for June. Students must also have completed a college algebra, or equivalent difficultly math course, with a “B” grade or better. The CO-HPD Scholars program will focus on:
  • cultivating integrated teams of health professionals who share the broadest possible understanding of health
  • improving each student’s knowledge and performance in pre-health core curriculum areas
  • clarifying health career goals
  • enhancing the student professional school applications and MCAT/DAT/ PCAT/GRE scores
  • engaging students in collaborative community-based projects that will help make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation for generations to come.
CO-HPD Scholars Participant Information: The 65 applicants chosen to participate in the 2014 CO-HPD Scholars program must reside at the Denver area college or university that is hosting the intensive summer session. The assembled cohort of CO-HPD Scholars from around the state will be expected to form a student leadership network. While in Denver, students will work together to prepare for professional school applications and generate a greater understanding of the multitude of facets comprising the field of health care.  Participants must meet the following requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in a Colorado College or University
  • Student in good standing
  • Interested in health careers
  • Willing to fully participate in the 2014 CO-HPD Scholars four-week intensive summer program in Denver (Session I: June 9-July 3, 2014 (Junior/Senior) or Session II: July 6- July 31, 2014(Freshman/Sophomore))
  • Follow up surveys and “check-ins” throughout the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Student must be at least 18 years old by program start date Participants receive:
  • Thanks to a generous grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, tuition is free​ to the 2014 CO-HPD Scholars four-week summer program, which includes:
    • Practical experience in clinical simulations
    • Research practices
    • Service learning
    • Job-shadowing
    • Kaplan Test Prep instruction
    • Continuous Application Support & Career Coaching
    • HIPAA, CPR, and First Aid training
    • Room & board
2014 Scholars, please visit the following link to complete the V.A.R.K test prior to the start of your program. http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire If you have any questions or concerns, please contact co-hpd@ucdenver.edu or call (303) 724-6489.

Click here to apply for the 2014 CO-HPD Scholars program

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