Public Health Professions Pathways Program (PHPP)
The CDU PHPP Program aims to support historically underrepresented students in pursuing careers in Public Health. PHPP focuses on comprehensive academic enrichment, career development, mentorship, and advising to support students from underrepresented communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue health careers. Participation in the pipeline program will lead to entering a health professions school or beginning employment in a health career.
Students participate in paid summer internships for high school or college students in community health centers, public health departments, public behavioral health settings, geriatric providers, and community-based initiatives that promote health equity.
- 15-20 hours a week
- Public Health Internships
- Academic, Career and Professional Development Workshops
- Near-Peer Mentors
- Summer Stipend
- Rising 11th and 12th grade high school students
- 1st-3rd Year CDU undergraduate students
- 1st Year CDU Master of Public Health
- (MPH) students
April 17, 2023 (Applications now closed)
June 12th – August 11th
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Funding provided by Department of Health Care Access and Information
CDU 3-Year Bachelor Program
CDU’s 3-Year Bachelor Program, in partnership with Dominguez High School and Compton Community College, is designed to empower rising juniors at Dominguez High school with a unique path to careers in healthcare professions such as Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and more. Through an early start to college experience that is cost-effective, supported by an array of resources, and within a nurturing community, CDU’s 3-Year Bachelor Program seeks to significantly increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds entering the healthcare field.
- During High School – Students take 8 terms of College Coursework while in High School (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring – Jr. and Sr. Years)
- Post High School graduation – Students spend 1 year at Compton College to earn an Associate degree in General Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- Upon completion of the associate degree – Students transfer to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, or Public Health within 2 years.
- Cohort of 30 students
- Pilot – Dominguez H.S.
- Recruitment – Rising Juniors (graduating 10th grade)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Counselor Approval
- Parent Approval
- COLLEGE READINESS programming and ADVISING for participants while in high school
- TUTORING and MENTORING for participants while in high school
- WORKSHOPS on Educational Pathways and Careers in Health Professions
- Field Trips
- Textbook stipends for each cohort while attending Compton College
- Community Forum
- Pipeline Programs
- Saturday Science Academy II
- CDU Mobile STEMM Labs
- CDU Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)
- CDU 3-Year Bachelor’s Program
- Community Health Youth Advocates (CHYA)
- Public Health Professions Pathways Program (PHPP)
- Los Angeles Pediatric Society
- CDU MedSimulations
- Good News Radio
- Drew CARES