Academic Services

For HCOP students pursuing medicine, dentistry or pharmacy, a unique program is offered at the upper division level. Eligible HCOP students can apply to the Pre-medical and Health Scholars Program, a strand specifically focused on preparing students for health professional school (medical, pharmacy, dentistry).

Services include health professional school application seminars, a site visit to UCSF Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Medicine, a Great Valley tour to learn about local health disparities, networking experiences, mentoring opportunities and an MCAT/DAT preparation course.

For more information, contact the HCOP office at (559) 241-7670





What do you get as an HCOP student?


HCOP students at Fresno State receive additional program support throughout their undergraduate studies.  These include:

•     Priority enrollment in selected math and science courses*

•     Specific advising to students pursuing health careers

•     A six week clinical and community summer program

•     Individual and group tutorials for math and science core classes

•     Field trips to health professions schools and pre-health conferences

•     MCAT, DAT, and GRE courses for preparation for professional school

•     Assistance with your health professional school application




NOW OPEN: Health Career Connection (HCC)’s paid summer internship program

Application for the program closes February 9, 2015

Click here for more information on how to apply


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The six week (180 hours) Summer Clinical and Community Program provides upper division undergraduate students with an opportunity to 1) gain clinical exposure to the needs of the medically underserved populations in the Central Valley; 2) complete a community service health project working with a nonprofit organization; and, 3) learn about different cultural experiences through readings and facilitated discussions. 


Deadline to Submit Application: January 30, 2017
Students Notified of Acceptance or Non-acceptance: February 10, 2017
Student Deadline to Submit Acceptance: February 24, 2017
Deadline to submit immunizations: February 24, 2017
Program Dates: May 22 – June 23, 2017
Symposium:  June 22, 2017


Click here for full details on this program and how to apply



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