MS1 Class Information – Feb. 1, 2024

Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can apply for new program by Feb. 15, 2024

The UW Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is seeking applications from highly motivated and economically disadvantaged students interested in helping their community and supporting their career development.

HCOP Ambassadors is a two-year interprofessional program that includes:

  • Educational Enrichment: learning about topics such as social determinants of health, health equity, health disparities and current and emerging health issues
  • Career Development: Networking with other students and healthcare professionals

Program requirements:

  • Peer- to near-peer mentoring of high school and undergraduate students aspiring to health careers
  • Complete elective clinical training
  • Service-learning engagement with community organizations (can be combined with Independent Investigative Inquiry (III) requirement)

Please see this flyer for information about requirements and benefits which include a monetary stipend. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2024.

To be eligible, student should be:

  • Economically disadvantaged as defined by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) (See pages 3-4 of this PDF), or,
  • Educationally disadvantaged:
    • First in your family to go to college, or,
    • Graduated from a high school with low funding or low percentages of seniors receiving a high school diploma or low number of graduates who went on to college, or,
    • Went to a high school with a large number of students who received free or reduced lunches

“Tip of the Month” from the Career Advising Student Advisory Board

Editor’s note: We expect a new tip next week.

You can now schedule your initial career advising and exploration meeting. Taking time for career exploration early on will be super beneficial. Explore the Career Advising  website and bring questions for your career advisor.

  • Reviewed by Career Advising Student Advisory BIPOC board member L’Oreal Kennedy. Originally written by BIPOC alum Shanelle Briggs.

In case you missed it, here is a link to the previous newsletter for MS1s.

Have a wonderful week!