In order to be eligible to apply for our program, you must be:
- A student who plans to pursue a health degree program and meet the definition of either educationally or economically disadvantaged are eligible for participation.*
- Enrolled in the UniversityLink, TAG, or IGETC program at a community college.
- Completed at least one semester at the community college and be currently enrolled in 12.0 semester units, unless completing the last semester before transferring to university.
- Able to commit full-time to this program. Summer classes, employment, and other commitments are not allowed during the residential program.
- Possess GPA above 3.40 and ability to maintain or increase this GPA throughout the program
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
* Individuals are considered educationally disadvantaged if they come from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professional school or allied health program. Individuals are considered economically disadvantaged if they come from a family with an annual income at or below low-income thresholds according to family size, as published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Major and Career goals
- GPA and progress towards completing community college curriculum
- Extracurricular activities: volunteer and community service, participation in developmental programs, and leadership positions held
- Family income and work experience
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
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